On This Day: November 24th

This is 329th day of the year and 37 days remain in the year.

in history
Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen's land, later renamed Tasmania.
Darwin's Origin of Species was published.
The National Rifle Association was incorporated.
Joseph Farwell Glidden patented barbed wire.
Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.
D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000.
November 24 BirthdaysScott Joplin1868–1917, American ragtime pianist and composer.
Zachary Taylor12th President of the United States
William F. Buckley, Jr.journalist and writer
Baruch Spinozaphilosopher
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrecpainter and lithographer
Aleksandr Suvorovfield marshal
Frances Hodgson Burnettauthor
Simon van der Meerphysical engineer
Junphysical engineer

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