November 24 events in history

380 Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople
1227 Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa
1248 In the middle of the night a mass on the north side of Mont Granier suddenly collapsed, in one of the largest historical rockslope failures known in Europe
1429 Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charité
1542 Battle of Solway Moss: An English army defeats a much larger Scottish force near the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway
1642 Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania)
1835 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)
1850 Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein
1859 Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species
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
1906 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
1917 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
1922 Nine Irish Republican Army members are executed by an Irish Free State firing squad. Among them is author Robert Erskine Childers, who had been arrested for illegally carrying a revolver
1932 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens
1935 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress
1940 World War II: The First Slovak Republic becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers
1941 World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French Forces
1943 World War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men
1944 World War II: Bombing of Tokyo: The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft
1950 The "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, takes shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. Three hundred fifty-three people would die as a result of the storm
1962 The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin
1962 The influential British satirical television programme That Was the Week That Was is first broadcast
1963 In the first live, televised murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters
1965 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
1966 Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board
1969 Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon
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 $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found
1973 A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasts only four months
1974 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
1976 The Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people
2012 A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people
2013 Iran signs an interim agreement with the P5+1 countries, limiting its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions