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November 24th, 2007 (November 24 2007)EventKevin Rudd becomes the 26th elected Prime Minister of Australia.
November 24th, 2006 (November 24 2006)EventIsraeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.
November 24th, 2005 (November 24 2005)EventConservative leader Stephen Harper, the leader of the Official Opposition in the Canadian Parliament, introduces a motion of no confidence, which NDP leader Jack Layton seconds. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.
November 24th, 1993 (November 24 1993)EventIn Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.
November 24th, 1992 (November 24 1992)EventIn the People s Republic of China, a China Southern Airlines domestic flight crashes, killing all 141 people on-board.
November 24th, 1974 (November 24 1974)EventDonald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia s Afar Depression.
November 24th, 1971 (November 24 1971)EventDuring a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D.B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with US$200,000 in ransom moneyneither he nor the money have ever been found.
November 24th, 1969 (November 24 1969)EventApollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.
November 24th, 1966 (November 24 1966)EventA Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
November 24th, 1966 (November 24 1966)EventNew York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city s history.
November 24th, 1965 (November 24 1965)EventJoseph Desire Mobutu seizes power in the Congo and becomes President; he goes on to rule the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.
November 24th, 1963 (November 24 1963)EventLee Harvey Oswald is assassinated by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters on live television.
November 24th, 1963 (November 24 1963)EventVietnam War: Newly sworn-in US President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam both militarily and economically.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
November 24th, 1962 (November 24 1962)EventThe West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.
November 24th, 1947 (November 24 1947)EventRed Scare: After the so-called Hollywood 10 refuse to co-operate with the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning allegations of Communist influence in the movie industry, the United States House of Representatives votes 346 to 17 to approve citations of contempt of Congress against them.
November 24th, 1944 (November 24 1944)EventWorld War II: Bombing of TokyoThe first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft.
November 24th, 1943 (November 24 1943)EventWorld War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks with nearly 650 men killed.
November 24th, 1941 (November 24 1941)EventWorld War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French.
November 24th, 1935 (November 24 1935)EventThe Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
November 24th, 1932 (November 24 1932)EventIn Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
November 24th, 1922 (November 24 1922)EventAuthor and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
November 24th, 1917 (November 24 1917)EventNine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.
November 24th, 1898 (November 24 1898)EventThe International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.
November 24th, 1863 (November 24 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Lookout MountainNear Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
November 24th, 1859 (November 24 1859)EventCharles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species.Charles Darwin Quotes
November 24th, 1642 (November 24 1642)EventAbel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen s Land (later renamed Tasmania).
November 24th, 1639 (November 24 1639)EventJeremiah Horrocks observes the transit of Venus, an event he had predicted.
November 24th, 1190 (November 24 1190)EventIsabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King.
November 24th, 0380 (November 24 0380)EventTheodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

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