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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 37 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 11, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,669,248,000 seconds 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 59 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 3,625 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 24 Historical Events

  • 1642
    Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen’s Land (later renamed Tasmania).
  • 1835
    The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).
  • 1859
    Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called “Evolution Day”
  • 1922
    Author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
  • 1940
    World War II: Slovakia becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.
  • 1944
    World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.
  • 1980
    Assassination of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador.

Who were born on November 24?

  • 1273
    Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)
  • 1833
    Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1910
    Larry Siemering, American college football head coach (d. 2009)
  • 1912
    Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (d. 1993)
  • 1944
    Dan Glickman, American political, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas and the 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • 1948
    Steve Yeager, baseball player
  • 1950
    Roscoe Born, American actor
  • 1961
    Arundhati Roy, Indian writer
  • 1964
    Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)
  • 1974
    Stephen Merchant, British comedian

Who died on November 24?

  • 1741
    Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • 1890
    August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  • 1961
    Ruth Chatterton, American actress (b. 1893)
  • 1967
    Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1990
    Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1993
    Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (b. 1932)
  • 1996
    Sorley MacLean, British poet (b. 1911)
  • 2004
    Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Cecil H. Underwood, American politician (b. 1922)
  • 2009
    Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician (b. 1935)

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