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Calendar for November 24th, 2014

1630s

  • 1639: The transit of Venus was first observed

  • 1780s

  • Born 1784: Zachary Taylor (12th U.S. president)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1849: Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (novelist)

  • 1850s

  • 1859: Charles Darwin's controversial Origin of Species published

  • 1860s

  • 1863: First national Thanksgiving celebration

  • Born 1864: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (artist)

  • Born 1868: Scott Joplin (pianist, "King of Ragtime")

  • 1870s

  • 1874: Joseph Glidden granted patent for barbed wire fencing

  • 1880s

  • Born 1888: Cathleen Nesbitt (actress)

  • 1890s

  • 1890: Cape Breton Railway opened, Nova Scotia

  • 1910s

  • Born 1912: Garson Kanin (playwright)

  • 1930s

  • 1930: Ruth Nichols became the first woman to fly a transcontinental flight

  • 1940s

  • Born 1948: Steve Yeager (baseball player)

  • 1960s

  • 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald, accused by Dallas police of assassinating President Kennedy, was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the basement of the Dallas municipal building while in police custody

  • Died 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald (suspected assassin of President John F. Kennedy)

  • Born 1964: Brad Sherwood (comedian)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1977: Colin Hanks (actor)

  • Born 1978: Katherine Heigl (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1991: Freddie Mercury (musician)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: John Rawls (leading figure in political philosophy and legal theory)

  • Died 2003: Warren Spahn (baseball player whose career spanned 21 seasons. He won 363 games, a record for a left-handed pitcher)

  • Died 2005: Pat Morita (actor)


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