Historical Events and Current Affairs on November 24

1105 :Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
1434 :Thames River freezes
1542 :Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
1587 :Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
1601 :Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
1628 :John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy," premieres in London
1639 :1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)
1642 :Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
1643 :Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France
1655 :English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans
1688 :General strategist John Churchill meets Willem III
1703 :1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila
1715 :Thames River freezes
1759 :Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1800 :Weber's opera "Das Waldm„dchen," premieres in Freiburg
1832 :South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
1835 :Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Prov Govt
1859 :Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
1861 :Luik-Vis‚-Maastricht railway opens
1862 :M L‚vy publishes Gustave Flauberts "Salammbo"
1863 :Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
1869 :American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
1871 :National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
1874 :Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire
1880 :Southern University forms
1887 :Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca," premieres in Paris
1896 :1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
1903 :Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
1903 :George Ade's "County Chairman," premieres in NYC
1905 :Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
1914 :Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party
1914 :Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
1915 :Serbian leader flees to Albania
1918 :B‚la Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
1921 :K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #968 Petunia
1922 :G Van Biesbroeck discovers asteroid #3641
1922 :Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
1924 :1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
1924 :Max Wolf discovers asteroid #1038 Tuckia & #1039 Sonneberga
1925 :Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC
1930 :1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth
1930 :L Boyer discovers asteroid #1177 Gonnessia
1930 :Nichols (Mineola, NY to Calif), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days
1934 :SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven," premieres in NYC
1935 :King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
1936 :concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
1936 :No‰l Coward's "Tonight at 8:30," premieres in NYC
1936 :Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to
1937 :Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #1460 Haltia
1938 :Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon," premieres in NYC
1940 :A Patry discovers asteroid #4162 SAF
1941 :"Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, rest exterminated
1941 :Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
1941 :US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
1942 :Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
1942 :French collaborator earl De Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
1944 :US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo
1947 :because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
1947 :John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published
1947 :Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt
1948 :Ireland votes for independence from UK
1948 :WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 :Britain nationalizes it's steel & iron industry
1949 :Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
1950 :"Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
1950 :UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
1950 :US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
1951 :"17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
1951 :"Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 perfs
1951 :British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge
1951 :M Laugier discovers asteroid #6887
1952 :Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
1953 :Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
1954 :Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
1954 :France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
1955 :1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
1956 :"Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
1958 :Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
1962 :Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
1963 :1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
1964 :30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
1964 :For 1st time since 1800, residents of Wash DC permitted to vote
1964 :Rebellion ends in Zaire
1965 :Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu, becomes pres of Zaire
1966 :1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
1966 :400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
1966 :The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sgt Pepper"
1969 :Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1969 :Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in
1969 :My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
1969 :West German pres Heinemann visits Netherlands
1970 :36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
1970 :L Kohoutek discovers asteroid #1861 Komensky, #4137 & #6680
1971 :Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
1971 :Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
1971 :Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ
1972 :USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 :Miss Teenage America Pageant
1973 :P Wild discovers asteroids #1936 Lugano, #1962 Dunant & #2038 Bistro
1974 :2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)
1974 :Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
1975 :"Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
1977 :France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1979 :Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 :US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
1980 :Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri
1981 :#3172 Hirst, #3173 McNaught, #3454 Lieske, #3853 Haas, #3944 Halliday,
1981 :#4024 Ronan, #4025 Ridley, #5500 Twilley & #6628 Dondelia
1981 :1st air-launched cruise missile tested
1981 :E Bowell discovers asteroids #2633 Bishop, 2708 Burns, #2813 Zappala,
1981 :Oak Ridge Observatory discovers asteroid #7738
1982 :Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
1982 :Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
1983 :PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
1985 :Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
1986 :"Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
1986 :Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
1986 :Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
1987 :Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
1989 :Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
1989 :Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
1989 :M Koishikawa discovers asteroid #4871 Riverside
1989 :R H McNaught discovers asteroid #5558 & #5739
1990 :K Endate & K Watanabe discover asteroid #6908
1991 :1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
1991 :Rachmon Nabijev elected pres of Tadzjikistan
1992 :Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
1993 :Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales
1993 :End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
1994 :T Kobayashi discovers asteroid #6986
1995 :Ireland votes to end 70-year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
1996 :"Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
1996 :Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1996 :Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship
1997 :"Street Corner Symphony," opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 perfs



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