November 24

1642

Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen's land, later renamed Tasmania.

1859

Darwin's Origin of Species was published.

1871

The National Rifle Association was incorporated.

1963

Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.

1971

D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000.

RSS Feed Add to My Yahoo! Add to Google Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Yesterday | Tomorrow
or choose another day:

or select month and date:

or enter a year: