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 329th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 37 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 11, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,606,176,000 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 ‘trihectaicosaenneagon’ 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 80 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 2,895 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 24 Historical Events
Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.
Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charité.
Battle of Solway Moss: The English army defeats the Scots.
American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain – Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
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.
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.
Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.
Assassination of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador.
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?
Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)
Zachary Taylor, American general and 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)
Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
Libertad Lamarque, Argentine actress and singer (d. 2000)
Oscar Robertson, American basketball player
Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor
Becca Barlow, American guitarist (BarlowGirl)
Maria Riesch, German alpine skier
Ivi Adamou, Greek-Cypriot singer
Who died on November 24?
King Bagrat IV of Georgia (b. 1018)
Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1779)
Marotrao Kannamwar, Indian politician
Hilary Minster, British actor (b. 1944)
John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
Warren Spahn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
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