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History Events on November 24


Autobahn
A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasts only four months.

#Autobahn

Milwaukee
In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.

#Milwaukee

Peter I of Cyprus
Peter I of Cyprus ascends the throne of Cyprus after his father, Hugh IV of Cyprus, abdicates.

#Peter_I_of_Cyprus

South Carolina
South Carolina passes the Ordinance of Nullification, declaring that the Tariffs of 1832 and 1838 were null and void in the state, beginning the Nullification Crisis.

#South_Carolina

Mobutu Sese Seko
Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.

#Mobutu_Sese_Seko

Russian Air Force
A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet is shot down by the Turkish Air Force over the Syria–Turkey border, killing one of the two pilots; a Russian marine is also killed during a subsequent rescue effort.

#Russian_Air_Force

World War II
World War II: The First Slovak Republic becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.

#World_War_II

Anna Sewell
Anna Sewell's animal welfare novel Black Beauty is published.

#Anna_Sewell

Conrad of Montferrat
Conrad of Montferrat becomes King of Jerusalem upon his marriage to Isabella I of Jerusalem.

#Conrad_of_Montferrat

Iran
Iran signs an interim agreement with the P5+1 countries, limiting its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions.

#Iran

Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania).

#Abel_Tasman

Donald Johanson
Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

#Donald_Johanson

1976 Çald?ran-Muradiye earthquake
The Çald?ran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

#1976_Çald?ran-Muradiye_earthquake

Irish Republican Army
Nine Irish Republican Army members are executed by an Irish Free State firing squad. Among them is author Erskine Childers, who had been arrested for illegally carrying a revolver.

#Irish_Republican_Army

TABSO Flight 101
Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.

#TABSO_Flight_101

Cold War
Cold War: The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.

#Cold_War

Senegalese Socialist Party
The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.

#Senegalese_Socialist_Party

Battle of Solway Moss
Battle of Solway Moss: An English army defeats a much larger Scottish force near the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway.

#Battle_of_Solway_Moss

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species.

#Charles_Darwin

Federal Bureau of Investigation
In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

#Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation

China Southern Airlines Flight 3943
China Southern Airlines Flight 3943 crashes on approach to Guilin Qifengling Airport in Guilin, China, killing all 141 people on board.

#China_Southern_Airlines_Flight_3943

2015 Tunis bombing
An explosion on a bus carrying Tunisian Presidential Guard personnel in Tunisia's capital Tunis leaves at least 14 people dead.

#2015_Tunis_bombing

Colombia
The government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army sign a revised peace deal, bringing an end to the country's more than 50-year-long civil war.

#Colombia

Theodosius I
Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

#Theodosius_I

Lee Harvey Oswald
Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is killed by Jack Ruby.

#Lee_Harvey_Oswald

Battle of Makin
World War II: At the battle of Makin the USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.

#Battle_of_Makin

American Civil War
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.

#American_Civil_War

Lend-Lease
World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French Forces.

#Lend-Lease

Washington (state)
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 $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

#Washington_(state)

G?sawa massacre
G?sawa massacre: At an assembly of Piast dukes at G?sawa, Polish Prince Leszek the White, Duke Henry the Bearded and others are attacked by assassins while bathing.

#G?sawa_massacre

Mont Granier
An overnight landslide on the north side of Mont Granier, one of the largest historical rockslope failures ever recorded in Europe, destroys five villages.

#Mont_Granier

That Was the Week That Was
The influential British satirical television programme That Was the Week That Was is first broadcast.

#That_Was_the_Week_That_Was

Hundred Years' War
Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charité.

#Hundred_Years'_War

Apollo program
Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.

#Apollo_program

Tarabai
Tarabai, regent of the Maratha Empire, imprisons Rajaram II for refusing to remove Balaji Baji Rao from the post of peshwa.

#Tarabai

A terrorist attack on a hotel in Al-Arish, Egypt, kills at least seven people and injures 12 others.
A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.
World War II: The 73rd Bombardment Wing launches the first attack on Tokyo from the Northern Mariana Islands.
A 13-6 victory by the Massillon Tigers over their rivals, the Canton Bulldogs, for the "Ohio League" Championship, leads to accusations that the championship series was fixed and results in the first major scandal in professional American football.
Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.
The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).