Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 24
This is a list of selected November 24 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled November 24, 2014 featured article or the November 24, 2014 featured picture.
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|1190 – Conrad of Montferrat became de jure uxoris King of Jerusalem after marrying Queen Isabella I.||needs more footnotes|
|1963 – Businessman Jack Ruby shot and fatally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during a live television broadcast, fueling conspiracy theories on the matter.||Ruby: neutrality issues; Oswald: irrelevant section|
|1965 – Mobutu seized power from Congo President Joseph Kasa-Vubu after a bloodless coup d'état.||unreferenced sections, article says Nov 25, but infobox says 24|
|1966 – TABSO Flight 101 crashed near Bratislava, killing all 82 on board, making it Slovakia's worst air disaster.||refimprove|
- 1227 – High Duke of Poland Leszek I the White was assassinated during a diet of the Piast dukes.
- 1642 – A Dutch expedition led by Abel Tasman reached present-day Tasmania, Australia.
- 1906 – A local newspaper accused members of two teams of conspiring to deliberately lose games, the first major scandal in American football.
- 1922 – Irish Civil War: Author and Irish nationalist Robert Erskine Childers was executed by the Irish Free State for illegally carrying a semi-automatic pistol.
- 1971 – After collecting a ransom payout of US$200,000, "D. B. Cooper" leaped out of the rear stairway of the airplane he had hijacked over the Pacific Northwest and disappeared.
- 1976 – The Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey killed at least 4,000 people.
- 2012 – A fire at a clothing factory in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killed at least 117 people.
- 1542 – Anglo-Scottish Wars: England captured about 1,200 Scottish prisoners with its victory in the Battle of Solway Moss.
- 1859 – On the Origin of Species by British naturalist Charles Darwin (pictured) was first published, and sold out its initial print run on the first day.
- 1863 – American Civil War: As part of the Chattanooga Campaign in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces captured Lookout Mountain, helping them to begin breaking the Confederate siege of the city.
- 1950 – The "Storm of the Century", a large extratropical cyclone, struck the east coast of the United States before moving northeast.
- 1974 – A group of paleoanthropologists discovered a 3.2-million-year-old skeleton of an Australopithecus afarensis in the Afar Depression in Ethiopia, nicknaming it "Lucy".