Es passierte an einem 24 November

1859 : Publication of the Origin of Species

On November 24, 1859, English naturalist Charles Darwin published a book on his theory of evolution of species: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Inspired by the work of his grandfather and the French naturalist Lamarck, his work has expanded particularly after trips to the Galapagos Islands and New Zealand. The publication of his work was immediately a great success, particularly among scientists who found many answers to their questions. He published his theory on the evolution of man in 1871. Darwin's work was quickly accepted by the public, outside of Christian extremists.

1950 : Big storm in the Appalachians

On November 24, 1950, a great storm began in the Appalachians that lasted until November 30. Blizzard, heavy snow and rain and strong winds marked the storm due to a hurricane which hit 22 states in the eastern United States, killed 353 people and left 1 million people without electricity.

1963 : Murder of Lee Harvey Oswald

On November 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President Kennedy was shot dead in the basement of police headquarters in Dallas, as he was about to be transferred in front of a crowd of journalists. The gunman, Jack Ruby, a nightclub owner with ties to both organized crime and the Dallas police, said he acted alone, because of the pain the murder of the President had caused him.

1999 : A ferry sank off the coast of China

On 24 November 1999, the Dashun, a ferry making the connection between Yantai and Dalian, sank off the coast of China. A fire had broken out on board while the ship was in a snowstorm and was facing strong winds. Over 300 people were killed, most of cold in ice water or in lifeboats. Only 36 people survived.

Zitat des Tages : 24 November

Georges Clémenceau
Anyone can make mistakes and blame others for them : it is what we call doing politics.

Geburtstage : 24 November

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States (1784)
Alphonse Karr, French journalist and writer (1808)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (1864)
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, 2nd President of Israel (1884)
Dale Carnegie, American writer (1888)
Lucky Luciano, Italian mobster (1897)
Howard Duff, American actor (1913)
Forrest J Ackerman, American writer (1916)
Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize (1925)
Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese born American physicist, Nobel Laureate (1926)
Sophie Daumier, French actress (1934)
Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian (1942)
Dwight Schultz, American actor (1947)
Thierry Lhermitte, French actor (1952)
Emir Kusturica, Serbian director (1954)
Alain Chabat, French actor and director (1958)
John Kovalic, English cartoonist (1962)
Isabelle Renauld, French actress (1965)
Todd Beamer, Passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 (1968)
Colin Hanks, American actor (1977)
Katherine Heigl, American actress (1978)
Dean Ashton, English footballer (1983)
Maria Riesch, German skier (1984)

Sie haben uns verlassen 24 November

William Lamb, Vicomte Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1835-1841) (1848)
Comte de Lautréamont, French poet (1870)
Georges Clemenceau, French politician (1929)
Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (1947)
Robert Cecil de Chelwood, English diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize (1958)
George Raft, American actor (1980)
René Barjavel, French writer (1985)
Freddie Mercury, English singer and musician (Queen) (1991)
Monique Andrée Serf (Barbara), French singer (1997)
Pat Morita, American actor (2005)

Tipp des Tages : 24 November

To remove a sticker

To remove a sticker, you can spray hairspray. Then you wait for a few minutes and then you may remove the residue with a metal scraper.

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