November 24 in History
1642November 24, 1642:
Abel Janszoon Tasman, a Dutch navigator discovers the Australian island of Tasmania.
1700November 24, 1700:
The War of the Spanish Succession begins with the proclamation of Philip as the King of Spain by his grandfather, King Louis XIV of France.
1859November 24, 1859:
Charles Darwin’s book, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” is published.
1874November 24, 1874:
Joseph F. Glidden receives a patent for the first commercially successful barbed wire.
1877November 24, 1877:
Author Anna Sewell’s only novel, “Black Beauty” is published.
1950November 24, 1950:
The musical, “Guys & Dolls” premieres on Broadway.
1963November 24, 1963:
Lee Harvey Oswald, who was the accused assassinator of President J.F. Kennedy, is shot to death by a nightclub owner called Jack Ruby.
1971November 24, 1971:
D.B. Cooper hijacks a plane, receives ransom money and jumps out of the plane with a parachute, never to be seen or heard of again.
2008November 24, 2008:
“Greatest Hits”, an album by Craig David is released.