November 24 Events in History - November 24 Birthdays - November 24 Deaths
2014 A grand jury in St. Louis County reaches the decision that police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown; the decision sparked protests, looting and businesses being burned to the ground in St. Louis, as well as protests across the U.S.
2014 U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns; the resignation may be due to disagreements over current U.S. strategy concerning Islamic State militants and the conflict in Syria
2013 Angola's Ministry of Justice and Human Rights deny the country has banned Islam and is dismantling mosques in an effort to stop the spread of Muslim extremism; they claim mosques are closed because Islam has not gone through the process of approval or legalization
2013 Pope Francis displays relics believed to be the bones of St. Peter at a mass in St. Peter's Square; the first time the bones have ever been shown to the public
2012 In Dublin, an estimated crowd of 10,000 protesters demonstrated against austerity and called for a general strike to shut down the country
2012 Palestinian officials plan to exhume the body of former leader Yasser Arafat to determine whether his death in Paris, 2004, was caused by poisoning
2011 Opposition MP Peter Slipper replaces Harry Jenkins as speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
2011 India's government relaxes rules relating to the operation of foreign-owned retailers such as Wal-Mart and Tesco within India
2010 University students in England and Wales protest the government's plan to increase tuition fees and make higher education funding cuts
2010 Ireland presents its 15 billion euro austerity package to secure a financial bailout from European Union and the International Monetary Fund
1997 "Street Corner Symphony," opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 79 performances
1996 "Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City
1996 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton
1996 Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1996 Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
1996 Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan vs. New Zealand Lahore
1996 Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship
1995 Ireland votes to end 70-year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
1993 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales
1993 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
1992 Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
1991 1st International flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
1991 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
1991 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21
1991 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year
1991 Rachmon Nabijev elected President of Tadzjikistan
1991 U.S. 75th manned space mission "STS-44" Atlantis 10 launched
1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
1989 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
1989 Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record
1987 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
1986 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 48 performances
1986 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
1986 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
1985 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
1985 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians and Lebanese
1983 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI vs. India Bombay
1982 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
1980 Ronald Reagan, Jr. marries Doria Palmieri
1979 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 U.S. admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St. Louis (55-14)
1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
1976 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
1975 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 7 performances
1974 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7
1974 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1973 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1972 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
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, New Jersey
1970 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (quarterback)
1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1969 West German President Heinemann visits Netherlands
1969 Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
1966 400 die of respiratory failure and heart attack in killer New York City smog
1966 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sgt Pepper"
1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu, becomes President of Zaire
1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (quarterback)
1964 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
1964 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington D.C. permitted to vote
1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire
1963 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
1962 Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
1957 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yards rushing
1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 1063 performances
1956 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
1955 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
1954 Air Force One, 1st U.S. Presidential airplane, christened
1954 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
1952 Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
1951 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 180 performances
1951 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 56 performances
1951 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
1951 British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge
1950 "Guys and Dolls" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 1200 performances
1950 U.N. troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
1950 U.S. infantry division conquerors Chonju, Korea
1949 Britain nationalizes it's steel and iron industry
1949 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
1948 Ireland votes for independence from UK
1948 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting
1947 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published
1947 Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
1944 U.S. bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo
1942 Field Marshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
1942 French collaborator earl De Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
1941 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, rest exterminated
1941 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
1941 U.S. troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
1938 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon," premieres in New York City
1938 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
1936 Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30," premieres in New York City
1936 Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
1935 King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
1934 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven," premieres in New York City
1930 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, New York to California), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days
1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
1925 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St. New York City
1924 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
1923 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
1922 Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
1918 Bela Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
1915 Serbian leader flees to Albania
1914 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party
1914 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
1905 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
1903 Clyde Coleman of New York City patents automobile electric starter
1903 George Ade's "County Chairman," premieres in New York City
1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
1896 1st U.S. absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
1887 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca," premieres in Paris
1880 Southern University forms
1874 Joseph F. Glidden patents barbed wire
1871 National Rifle Association organized in New York City
1869 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
1863 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia and Lookout Mountain begins in Tennessee
1862 M Levy publishes Gustave Flauberts "Salammbo"
1861 Luik-Vise-Maastricht railway opens
1859 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
1835 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Prov Government
1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
1800 Weber's opera "Das Waldmadchen," premieres in Freiburg
1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1715 Thames River freezes
1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner in Philadelphia
1688 General strategist John Churchill meets Willem III
1655 English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans
1643 Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under General Mercy beats France
1642 Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
1639 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)
1628 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy," premieres in London
1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
1587 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
1542 Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
1434 Thames River freezes
1105 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
642 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
496 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope