Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (Week 48)

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

2012
A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills over 110 people.
1995
Ireland votes 50.28% to 49.72% to end its 70-year-old ban on divorce.
1992
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.
1979
The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.
1977
Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
1963
Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.
1961
The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests.
1950
UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas.
1949
The Iron and Steel Act nationalizes the steel industry in Britain.
1944
American B-29s flying from Saipan bomb Tokyo.
1939
In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting.
1938
Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.
1927
Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt.
1912
Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria.
1902
The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris.
1874
Joseph Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire.
1864
Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls.
1863
In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1859
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.
1542
The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss in England.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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