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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – NOVEMBER 24

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Historical Events of Importance

1877

Anne Sewell wrote the classic novel called Black Beauty. The book revolves around the life of a horse. Following its release on November 24, the book gained immense popularity. Additionally, it became a critical part of the animal rights movement. Moreover, it was Sewell’s only published work.

1963

Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated the 35th American President John F. Kennedy on November 22. Consequently, Jack Ruby then shot him while the police transported him. The murder was also broadcasted live on television.

2000
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The External Affair Minister in 2000 was Jaswant Singh. On November 24 of the same year, he made an important revelation. He told that the external maps of 545 km of the demarcation line between China and India were exchanged. Additionally, it is important to note that this happened for the first time.

Politics
2007

On November 24, 2007, the Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif returned home after eight years of exile. As a result, he joined the country’s deepening power struggle of the crowd.

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A crowd of supporters except officials welcomed him at the Lahore Airport. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia provided him the plane. He spent most of these eight years in Saudi. This was after President Gen. Pervez Musharraf overthrew him in 1999.

 

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY- NOVEMBER 24
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Major Scientific Innovations

1859

Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species, an important scientific literature. Subsequently, it laid the foundation of evolutionary biology. The book introduced the theory that populations evolve throughout numerous generations through the process of natural selection. Additionally, it provided the required evidence to show the diversity of life arises from a common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Moreover, the important book was published on November 24 of the year 1859.

1969

Apollo 11 was a success. After a few months, Apollo 12 was also launched on November 14 from Cape Kennedy. The missions comprised of several important activities. Two Moon also included in the list of activities and duly completed. However, astronauts Alan Bean, Charles Conrad Jr., and Richard Gordon returned on November 24, 1969.

Sports

1989

On this day in 1989, Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest cricketer to hit a half-century in a Test match. The legend scored 59 runs in the second Test against Pakistan.

Tendulkar, aged 16 years 214 days, etched his name in history. The 59 runs were made off 172 deliveries in a duration of 254 minutes. It also included four boundaries. However, his innings ended when Imran Khan trapped him with an LBW.

Movies

1948

Bicycle Thieves, a popular Italian neorealist drama film was released on this day. The director of the movie was Vittorio De Sica. It shows the story of a poor father searching for his stolen bicycle. Set up against the backdrop of World War II, it presents a desperate man. He needs the bicycle back or else he will lose the job. Moreover, the movie has become a classic and has influenced cinema worldwide.

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Famous Birthdays

1941

Randolph Peter Best born on November 24, 1941, in Madras was an English musician. Additionally, he was called the Beatles’ drummer when the band hadn’t yet achieved worldwide fame. The Beatles dismissed him in 1962. Consequently, he started his own band. The name of his band was Pete Best Four. Consequently, he joined many other bands over the years. In addition to this, he is one of the several people to be known as the Fifth Beatle.

1961

Suzzanna Arundhati Roy, one of the most famous authors was born on November 24, 1961, in Shillong. Her novel ‘The God of Small Things’ (1997) won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. Additionally, she is a political activist involved in human rights issues and environmental causes. Her other publications include Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Power Politics, The Algebra of Infinite Justice.

 

THIS DAY IN HISTORY - NOVEMBER 24
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