What happened this day in history November 24

What are the important events that happened on November 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 24: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 24 is the 328th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 37 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 11, 2023 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,346,400 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosaoctagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 78 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,990 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 24 Historical Events

  • 1227
    Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.
  • 1850
    Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.
  • 1922
    Author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
  • 1943
    World War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.
  • 1950
    The “Storm of the Century”, a violent snowstorm, takes shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 353 people would die as a result of the storm.
  • 1963
    Vietnam War: Newly sworn-in US President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam both militarily and economically.
  • 1965
    Joseph Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.
  • 1974
    Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed “Lucy” (after The Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.
  • 1980
    Assassination of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador.
  • 1992
    A China Southern Airlines domestic flight in the People’s Republic of China, crashes, killing all 141 people on-board.

Who were born on November 24?

  • 1615
    Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
  • 1859
    Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
  • 1925
    William F. Buckley Jr., American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1940
    Eric Wilson, Canadian children’s author.
  • 1944
    Dan Glickman, American political, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas and the 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • 1944
    Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar
  • 1948
    Steve Yeager, baseball player
  • 1960
    Amanda Wyss, American actress
  • 1967
    Cal Eldred, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Katherine Heigl, American actress

Who died on November 24?

  • 1468
    Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
  • 1572
    John Knox, Scottish reformer (b. 1510)
  • 1770
    Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1929
    Georges Clemenceau, Premier of France (b. 1841)
  • 1959
    Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player (b. 1883)
  • 1960
    Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • 1980
    Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador (b. 1917)
  • 1987
    Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 2006
    George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • 2006
    Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)

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