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On this day in History – Nov. 24 Novembro 24, 2005

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0380 – Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
0496 – Anastasius II is elected Pope succeeding Gelasius I
0642 – Theodore succeeds John IV as Pope.
0654 – Emperor Kōtoku of Japan dies.
1273 – Alphonso, Earl of Chester was born (d. 1284). Son of Edward I of England
1394 – Charles, Duke of Orléans was born (d. 1465). French poet
1420 – John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire was born (d. 1473). English politician
1468 – Jean de Dunois dies (b. 1402). French soldier
1531 – Johannes Oecolampadius dies (b. 1482). German religious reformer.
1531 – The second Peace of Kappel brought an end to the Kappel Wars during the Swiss Reformation.
1541 – Margaret Tudor dies (b. 1489). Queen of James IV of Scotland
1572 – John Knox dies. Scottish reformer
1583 – René de Birague dies (b. 1506). French cardinal and chancellor.
1583 – Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar was born (d. 1641). Spanish poet
1615 – Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine was born (d. 1690)
1615 – Sethus Calvisius dies (b. 1556). German calendar reformer.
1630 – Etienne Baluze was born (d. 1718). French scholar.
1632 – Baruch Spinoza was born (d. 1677). Dutch philosopher.
1639 – Jeremiah Horrocks observes the transit of Venus (November 24 in the Julian calendar, or December 4 in the Gregorian calendar).
1642 – Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen’s Land (later renamed Tasmania).
1650 – Manuel Cardoso dies (b. 1566). Portuguese composer.
1655 – King Charles XI of Sweden was born (d. 1697)
1690 – Charles Theodore Pachelbel was born (d. 1750). German composer.
1700 – Louis XIV of France proclaimed his grandson Philip to be king of Spain, beginning the War of the Spanish Succession.
1713 – Junipero Serra was born (d. 1784). Spanish missionary.
1713 – Laurence Sterne was born (d. 1768). Irish novelist.
1722 – Johann Adam Reinken dies (b. 1623). German organist.
1729 – Alexander Suvorov was born (d. 1800). Russian general.
1741 – Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden dies (b. 1688)
1770 – Charles-Jean-François Hénault dies (b. 1685). French historian
1775 – Lorenzo Ricci dies (b. 1703). Italian Jesuit leader.
1781 – James Caldwell dies (b. 1734). American revolutionary.
1784 – Zachary Taylor was born (d. 1850). 12th President of the United States
1787 – Franz Xaver Gruber was born (d. 1863). Austrian organist and composer.
1793 – Clément Charles François de Laverdy dies (b. 1723). French statesman
1801 – Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy dies (1725). Austrian field marshal
1801 – Ludwig Bechstein was born (d. 1860). German narrator and poet.
1811 – Ulrich Ochsenbein was born (d. 1890). Swiss Federal Councillor.
1826 – Carlo Collodi was born (d. 1890). Italian author who was the creator of Pinocchio
1832 – A special state convention in South Carolina adopted the Ordinance of Nullification, upholding the doctrine of nullification.
1848 – Lord Melbourne dies (b. 1779). Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1849 – Frances Hodgson Burnett was born (d. 1924). British-born author.
1853 – Bat Masterson was born (d. 1921). American gunfighter and policeman.
1859 – Cass Gilbert was born (d. 1934). American architect.
1859 – Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species.
1861 – Cruz e Sousa was born in Nossa Senhora do Desterro, now Florianópolis (d. 1898). Brazilian poet.
1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain – Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
1864 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born (d. 1901). French post-impressionist painter.
1868 – Scott Joplin was born (d. 1917). American composer and pianist known as the “king of ragtime” at the turn of the 20th century (Maple Leaf Rag; The Entertainer).
1869 – António Óscar Carmona was born. President of Portuguese Republic (1928 – 1951).
1870 – Comte de Lautréamont dies (b. 1846). French writer
1874 – Charles Miller was born (d. 1953). ‘Father of Brazilian football’
1874 – American inventor Joseph Farwell Glidden patented the first commercially successful barbed wire.
1876 – Walter Burley Griffin was born (d. 1937). American architect.
1877 – Alben W. Barkley was born (d. 1956). Vice President of the United States
1881 – Al Christie was born (d. 1951). Film director and producer.
1884 – Itzhak Ben-Zvi was born (d. 1963). President of Israel
1885 – Alfonso XII dies at 27. King of Spain (1875-85)
1887 – Erich von Manstein was born in Berlin (d. 1973). German marshall field
1888 – Dale Carnegie was born (d. 1955). American public speaker and writer (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
1888 – Fredrick Willius was born (d. 1972). American cardiologist.
1890 – August Belmont, Sr. dies (b. 1816). Prussian-born financier.
1894 – Herbert Sutcliffe was born (d. 1978). England cricketer
1895 – Ludvík Svoboda was born (d. 1979). President of Czechoslovakia
1902 – Fernand Braudel was born. French historian
1904 – The first successful caterpillar track is made.
1905 – Irving Allen was born (d. 1991). American film producer and director.
1906 – António Gedeão was born in Lisbon (d. 19 Fev 1997). Portuguese poet.
1912 – Garson Kanin was born (d. 1999). American writer
1912 – Teddy Wilson was born (d. 1986). American jazz pianist.
1913 – Geraldine Fitzgerald was born (d. 2005). Irish-born actress.
1916 – Forrest J. Ackerman was born. American writer and publisher
1916 – Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim dies (b. 1840). American-born gunsmith, inventor of the Maxim gun
1917 – Howard Duff was born. American actor
1921 – John Lindsay was born (d. 2000). American politician.
1922 – Author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
1922 – Robert Erskine Childers dies executed (b. 1870). Irish author and nationalist
1924 – Victor Grinich was born (d. 2000). Croatian-American businessman.
1925 – William F. Buckley Jr. was born. American writer and political commentator
1925 – Simon van der Meer was born. Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1926 – Tsung-Dao Lee was born. Chinese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1927 – Ahmadou Kourouma was born (d. 2003). Ivorian writer.
1927 – Alfredo Kraus was born (d. 1999). Spanish tenor
1929 – Georges Clemenceau dies (b. 1841). Premier of France
1930 – Bob Friend was born. Baseball player
1932 – In Washington, DC, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
1934 – Alfred Schnittke was born (d. 1998). German composer.
1935 – The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
1938 – Oscar Robertson was born. American basketball player
1941 – Pete Best was born. British musician, original drummer of The Beatles
1941 – World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French.
1942 – Billy Connolly was born. British comedian
1943 – Dave Bing was born. American basketball player
1943 – Doris Miller dies (b. 1919). African-American cook in the United States Navy
1944 – World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land was made by 88 American aircraft.
1946 – Ted Bundy was born. American serial killer (d. 1989)
1947 – Dwight Schultz was born. American actor
1947 – Red Scare: After refusing to co-operate with the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning allegations of Communist influence in the movie industry, the United States House of Representatives votes 346 to 17 to approve citations of contempt of Congress against the so-called Hollywood 10.
1947 – Robert Schuman becomes Prime Minister of France
1948 – Steve Yeager was born. baseball player.
1949 – The Iron and Steel Act nationalized the steel industry in Britain.
1951 – Chet Edwards was born. American politician
1951 – The Broadway play Gigi opens with little-known actress Audrey Hepburn in the title role.
1954 – Emir Kusturica was born in Sarajevo. Film director
1955 – Ian Botham was born. England cricketer
1955 – Elvis Ramone was born. American drummer (The Ramones)
1955 – Takashi Yuasa was born. Japanese lawyer
1956 – Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)
1957 – Diego Rivera dies (b. 1886). Mexican painter.
1957 – Denise Crosby was born. American actress
1958 – Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood dies (b. 1864). British politician and diplomat, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1960 – Amanda Wyss was born. American actress
1962 – John Squire was born. British guitarist (The Stone Roses)
1962 – The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.
1963 – John F. Kennedy assassination: Alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is mortally shot by Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas on live national television.
1963 – Vietnam War: Newly sworn-in US President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam both militarily and economically.
1964 – Brad Sherwood was born. American comedian
1964 – Robert Trujillo was born. American bassist (Metallica)
1965 – Rui Barros was born. Portuguese player.
1967 – Russell Watson was born. British singer
1969 – Apollo program: The Apollo 12 spacecraft splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.
1970 – Rute Marques was born. Portuguese model and actress
1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D.B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with US$200,000 in ransom money – neither he or the money are ever found.
1971 – Keith Primeau was born. Canadian hockey player
1971 – Lola Glaudini was born. Actress
1973 – Cássia Linhares was born in Niterói. Brazilian actress.
1973 – John Neihardt dies (b. 1881). American writer
1974 – Nick Drake dies (b. 1948). British singer and songwriter
1975 – Sabrina Parlatore was born. Brazilian TV host
1976 – Chen Lu was born. Chinese figure skater
1976 – The Band gives its last public performance, documented by Martin Scorsese in the film The Last Waltz.
1978 – Katherine Heigl was born. American actress.
1978 – Vanessa Incontrada was born in Barcelona. Spanish model and TV host
1980 – George Raft dies (b. 1895). American actor.
1981 – A ONU reconhece o direito à autodeterminação do povo de Timor.
1985 – Big Joe Turner dies (b. 1911). American blues singer.
1985 – The hijacking of an Egyptair jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended violently as Egyptian commandos stormed the plane. Fifty-eight people died in the raid, in addition to two others killed by the hijackers.
1989 – Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
1991 – Freddie Mercury dies (b. 1946). Zanzibar-born singer (Queen)
1992 – In the People’s Republic of China, a China Southern Airlines domestic flight crashes, killing all 141 people on-board.
1993 – In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.
1993 – Portugal: Uma manifestação estudantil contra a política de educação do ministro Couto dos Santos, nas escadarias da Assembleia da República, é interrompida por intervenção policial.
1994 – O Ministério Público acusa quatro técnicos navais de homicídio por negligência pelo naufrágio do Bolama, tendo sido posteriormente ilibados em Agosto de 1996.
1994 – Os gerentes do parque de diversões aquáticas Aquaparque do Restelo são acusados de homicídio por negligência pela morte de duas crianças em 1993.
1995 – O governo português anuncia a criação de um plano arqueológico no rio Côa e uma barragem alternativa no rio Sabor.
1996 – Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 racing event at Suzuka Circuitland in Suzuka City (this was the first NASCAR competition held in Japan).
1996 – Crowded House play a farewell concert in front of the Sydney Opera House for an estimated crowd of 250,000.
1996 – Sorley MacLean dies (b. 1911). British poet.
1998 – Queen Elizabeth II, speaking at the annual ceremonies opening the British Parliament, announced that the right of hereditary peers to vote in the House of Lords would end, though compromise legislation later allowed 92 hereditary peers to remain in the Lords /A rainha Isabel II de Inglaterra anunciou que o governo britânico iria apresentar uma lei, no Parlamento de Westminster, que acabaria com os direitos hereditários de participação na Câmara dos Lordes de 759 duques, marqueses, condes e outros titulares, membros da aristocracia britânica .
1998 – America Online announces it will acquire Netscape Communications in a stock-for-stock transaction worth US$4.2 billion.
2001 – The Grand National Assembly of Turkey ratified changes to the country’s legal code that made women equal to men before the law and no longer subject to their husbands.
2001 – Arthur Hailey dies (b. 1921). American author Airport
2001 – In Switzerland a Swiss Crossair Jumbolino Avro RJ-100 crashed with 33 people on board. 24 were killed including American pop singer Melanie Thornton.
2002 – In Ecuador Lucio Gutierrez , who led a Jan 2000 coup against Pres. Jamil Mahuad, was elected over billionaire Alvaro Noboa in a runoff election.
2003 – Floquet de Neu dies (b. 1964). Spanish albino gorilla
2004 – Wong Jim dies (b. 1940). Hong Kong songwriter.
Roman festivals – in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
R.C. Saints – Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
United StatesThanksgiving (2005)

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