On this Day in History, November 24

History is not restricted to one person or place. It can be made by anyone at any time in any place. The events that took place on November 24, in different parts of the world made history.

Here, take a look:

  • 1871 – The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S.
  • 1874 – Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent for barbed fencing material.
  • 1903 – Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.
  • 1944 – During World War II, the first raid against the Japanese capital of Tokyo was made by land-based U.S. bombers.
  • 1950 – UN troops began an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas.
  • 1963– Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of American President John F Kennedy, was shot.
  • 1972 – The Soviet Union performed an underground nuclear test.
  • 1987 – The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to scrap short- and medium-range missiles.
  • 1992 – In China, a domestic jetliner crashed, killing 141 people.
  • 1993 – The U.S. Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill.
  • 1995Ireland voters narrowly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing divorce.
  • 1998 – AOL (America Online) announced a deal for their purchase of Netscape for $4.21 billion.
  • 2012 – Ernest Bai Koroma, was re-elected President of Sierra Leone.
  • 2015Tunisia declared a state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards killed at least 12 people.
  • 2015 – Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz was shot and killed days before the country’s general election.
  • 2016 – The International research team published a discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates.
  • 2017 – Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing Robert Mugabe’s 30-year tenure.
  • 2018 – Taiwanese voters voted against referendums to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • 2020 – Scotland’s parliament voted to become the first country to make sanitary products free.
  • 2020 – U.S. General Services Administration officially began Joe Biden’s transition.


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