Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is November 24. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills over 110 people.
Ireland votes 50.28% to 49.72% to end its 70-year-old ban on divorce.
US Congress passes the Brady Bill requiring a 5-day waiting period for handgun sales; the bill is named for Pres. Ronald Reagan’s press secretary who was left partially paralyzed by a bullet during an assassination attempt on Reagan.
The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.
Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.
The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests.
UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas.
The Iron and Steel Act nationalizes the steel industry in Britain.
American B-29s flying from Saipan bomb Tokyo.
In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting.
Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.
Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt.
Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria.
The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris.
Joseph Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire.
Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls.
In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a single day.
The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss in England.