Today in history..24/november

November 24
1542   The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss in England.
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.
1863   In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1864   Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls.
1874   Joseph Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire.
1902   The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris.
1912   Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria.
1927   Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt.
1938   Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.
1939   In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting.
1944   American B-29s flying from Saipan bomb Tokyo.
1949   The Iron and Steel Act nationalizes the steel industry in Britain.
1950   UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas.
1961   The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests.
1963   Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.
1977   Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
1979   The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.
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.
1995   Ireland votes 50.28% to 49.72% to end its 70-year-old ban on divorce.

2012   A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills over 110 people.

Born on November 24

1784   Zachary Taylor, general during the Mexican War, 12th President of the United States.

1826   Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio.

1849   Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden.
1859   Cass Gilbert, architect.
1864   Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French post-impressionist painter.
1868   Scott Joplin, composer.
1886   Margaret Anderson, editor, founder of The Little Review.
1888   Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People.
1912   Garson Kanin, writer and director (Born Yesterday).
1925   William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist, founder of National Review.
1946   Ted Bundy, serial killer; he confessed to 30 murders between 1974-78, but the total could be much higher.
1948   Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author (Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon; Melancholy Elephants); received Robert A. Heinlein Award for lifetime achievement in 2008.
1949   Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded Monica Lewinsky’s confidential phone calls about Lewinsky’s affair with then-President Bill Clinton. –
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