Thursday, November 24, 2016
History for November 24 - On-This-Day.com
Zachary Taylor (U.S.) 1784, Bat Masterson 1853, Scott Joplin 1868
Dale Carnegie 1888, William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925, Pete Best 1941 - Musician (Beatles), early member of the Beatles
1859 - Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.
1871 - The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S.
1874 - Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent for a barbed fencing material.
1903 - Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.
1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.
1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.
1969 - Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.
1971 - Hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom.