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Monday, November 25, 2013

November 24 - The Day in History

November 24 : General Interest
1859: Origin of Species is published

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, is published in England... read more

American Revolution
1807 : Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant dies

1849 : John Froelich, inventor of the gas-powered tractor, is born

Civil War
1863 : Union troops prevail at the Battle of Lookout Mountain

Cold War
1947 : "Hollywood 10" cited for contempt of Congress

1932 : The FBI Crime Lab opens its doors for business

1999 : Ferry sinks in Yellow Sea, killing hundreds

General Interest
1922 : Irish author and nationalist executed
1963 : Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald
1971 : Hijacker parachutes into thunderstorm

1993 : Robin Williams stars in Mrs. Doubtfire

1859 : Origin of Species is published

1973 : Ringo Starr earns a solo #1 hit with "Photograph"

Old West
1973 : John Neihardt, ghostwriter of Black Elk Speaks, dies

1784 : Zachary Taylor is born

1960 : Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA rebounds record

Vietnam War
1963 : LBJ to continue Kennedy policy in Vietnam
1965 : U.S. casualty rates hit new high
1969 : U.S. Army announces Calley will be tried

World War I
1918 : Yugoslav National Council expresses concerns about post-war boundaries

World War II
1944 : U.S. B-29s raid Tokyo


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