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24 November

496 – Rome – Anastasius II became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Anastasius_II

642 – Rome – Theodore I became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Theodore_I

847 – Syria – Earthquake, epicentre in Damascus, estimated 20,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/847_Damascus_earthquake

1202 – Croatia – Siege of Zara ended (Fourth Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Zara

1227 – Poland – Leszek I the White assassinated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leszek_I_the_White

1248 – France – Rockslide on north side of Mont Granier. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Granier

1429 – France – Siege of La Charité (Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_La_Charit%C3%A9

1542 – England – Battle of Solway Moss (Anglo-Scottish Wars). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/civil-war/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=40

1604 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 8.5Mw, epicentre in Arica, followed by tsunami. http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/peru/ptsu_hist.html

1850 – Germany – Battle of Lottorf (First Schleswig War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lottorf


1859 – UK – ‘On the Origin of Species’ by Charles Darwin published. https://youtu.be/EbJldc-XpLQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species

1863 – USA – Battle of Lookout Mountain (Chattanooga Campaign, American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lookout_Mountain


1877 – UK – ‘Black Beauty’ by Anna Sewell published. https://youtu.be/qhvgD_aSGII https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Beauty

1917 – USA – Bomb exploded at Milwaukee Police Station, 9 killed. https://milwaukeehistoryblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/tdimch-november-24-1917/

1930 – USA – Ford Motor Company plane crashed at Dearborn, MI, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19301124-0

1932 – USA – FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory officially opened in Washington DC. https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/about-us/lab/forensic-science-communications/fsc/oct2007/research

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Algeria – USAAF plane crashed off Algiers, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431124-3

1943 – Canada – USAAF plane crashed near Torbay, NF, 1+ killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431124-4

1943 – Tarawa – USS Liscome Bay torpedoed and sank, 650 killed (WWII). http://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CVE-56.html

1944 – Japan – US Air Force bombed Tokyo (WWII). http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-b-29s-raid-tokyo

1944 – Pacific Ocean – USAAF plane crashed, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441124-0


1950 – USA – “Great Appalachian Storm” began, 353 killed. https://youtu.be/rTTASQXPRb0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Appalachian_Storm_of_November_1950

1951 – Switzerland – El Al Israel Airlines plane crashed near Zürich-Kloten Airport, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511124-0

1955 – Canada – RCAF plane crashed at Johnstone Strait, BC, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551124-1


1962 – UK – ‘That Was The Week That Was’ first broadcast. https://youtu.be/DG3Uz4srwqo http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/twtwtw/


1963 – USA – Lee Harvey Oswald killed by Jack Ruby in Dallas. https://youtu.be/Cvm8YLUKsMQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Harvey_Oswald

1965 – Congo – Joseph Désiré Mobuto became President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobutu_Sese_Seko

1966 – Slovakia – TABSO Flight 101 crashed near Bratislva, 82 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19661124-0

1971 – USA – Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 hijacked. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19711124-0


1974 – Ethiopia – Australopithecus afarensis skeleton (Lucy) found by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray in Awash Valley. https://youtu.be/PR_9_5gxvxg  http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141127-lucy-fossil-revealed-our-origins

1976 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, epicentre in Muradiye, Van, 3,840 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_%C3%87ald%C4%B1ran-Muradiye_earthquake

1992 – China – China Southern Airlines Flight 3943 crashed nearGuilan Airport, 141 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19921124-0

1993 – UK – Wearmouth Colliery, Sunderland closed. http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/w001.htm


2001 – Switzerland – Crossair Flight 3597 crashed near Zürch-Kloten Airport, 24 killed. https://youtu.be/9MKqoMqjWT0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20011124-0

2008 – Sea of Okhotsk – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw.

2012 – Bangladesh – Clothing factory fire in Dhaka, 112 people. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20482273

2015 – Egypt – Arish Attack. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34910968

2015 – Tunisia – Bomb exploded on bus in Tunis. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34915253

York

1906 – North Eastern Railway HQ building opened. http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/20th-century/the-head-office-of-the-north-eastern-railway