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
Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen’s Land (later renamed Tasmania).
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).
Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called “Evolution Day”
Author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
World War II: Slovakia becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.
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.
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.
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.
Assassination of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador.
Who were born on November 24?
Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)
Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
Larry Siemering, American college football head coach (d. 2009)
Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (d. 1993)
Dan Glickman, American political, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas and the 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture
Steve Yeager, baseball player
Roscoe Born, American actor
Arundhati Roy, Indian writer
Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)
Stephen Merchant, British comedian
Who died on November 24?
Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
Ruth Chatterton, American actress (b. 1893)
Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (b. 1932)
Sorley MacLean, British poet (b. 1911)
Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
Cecil H. Underwood, American politician (b. 1922)
Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician (b. 1935)
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