Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares a state of emergency in the entire Maguindanao province in southern Philippines following the bloodiest election-related massacre in Philippine history which left at least 40 people dead, including a local politician and about a dozen journalists. //www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/11/24/09/maguindanao-massacre-toll-rises-39
Monday, November 24, 2008
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's annual summit ends in Lima, Peru, amid an ongoing economic crisis with a declaration of commitment with free markets and an openness of the economy, refrainment from raising trade barriers in goods and services over the next 12 months, the regulation and supervision of financial systems, and the ensuring of corporate social responsibility.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Monday, November 24, 2003
Parliamentary elections are held in Russia
A suicide bombing on a commuter train in southern Russia kills 44 people. President Vladimir Putin condemns the attack as a bid to destabilize the country 2 days before parliamentary elections.
The High Court in Glasgow rules that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted in 1999 of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, must serve a minimum of 27 years before being considered for parole. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3233156.stm
Radical Muslim cleric Sheik Nasser al-Fahd denounces suicide bombings, declaring on Saudi TV that blowing oneself up in such operations is not martyrdom it is suicide. Some consider this a response to pressure from the Saudi government to recant previous statements.//www.washtimes.com/world/20031123-111636-4783r.htm
Friday, November 24, 1989
Following a week of demonstrations demanding free elections and other reforms, General Secretary Miloš Jakeš and other leaders of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia resign. Jakeš is replaced by Karel Urbánek.
Thursday, November 24, 1988
Thursday, November 24, 1983
Wednesday, November 24, 1976
At least 3,840 are killed in a Richter scale magnitude 7.3 earthquake of Van
Sunday, November 24, 1974
Monday, November 24, 1969
Sunday, November 24, 1968
Thursday, November 24, 1966
Wednesday, November 24, 1965
Tuesday, November 24, 1964
: NASA launches the Mariner 4
space probe from Cape Kennedy toward Mars to take television pictures of that planet in July 1965
Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam (after some debate, they agree on a 2-phase bombing plan).
Friday, November 24, 1961
World Food Program (WFP) formed as a temporary UN program.
Thursday, November 24, 1960
Saturday, November 24, 1951
Friday, November 24, 1950
A phenomenal winter storm
ravages the northeastern United States, brings 30 to 50 inches of snow
, temperatures below zero, and kills 323 people.
Thursday, November 24, 1949
The ski resort in Squaw Valley
, California officially opens.
Wednesday, November 24, 1948
Monday, November 24, 1947
Tuesday, November 24, 1925
Friday, November 24, 1922
Popular author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
Saturday, November 24, 1917
Wednesday, November 24, 1915
Tuesday, November 24, 1914
Thursday, November 24, 1904
The first successful caterpillar track
is made (it later revolutionizes construction vehicles and land warfare).
Tuesday, November 24, 1863
Thursday, November 24, 1859
The French Navy's "La Gloire
" (Glory), the first ocean-going ironclad warship in history, is launched.
Monday, November 24, 1806
The last major Prussian field force, under Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, surrenders to the French near Lübeck. Frederick William III has by this time fled to Russia.
Monday, November 24, 1783
In Spain, the "Cedula of Population" is signed, stating that anyone who will swear fealty to Spain and is of the Roman Catholic faith is welcome to populate Trinidad and Tobago.
Thursday, November 24, 1763
Saturday, November 24, 1703
Monday, November 24, 1670
First French settlers arrive in modern-day Senegal
The rebellion of Stenka Razin begins.
Henry Morgan captures Panama.
, capital of the Mali Empire, is sacked by the Bambara
of the emerging Segou Empire.
England gains formal possession of Jamaica
Wednesday, November 24, 1655
English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans.
Tuesday, November 24, 1643
Battle of Tuttlingen: France is defeated by forces of the Holy Roman Empire.
Monday, November 24, 1642
Thursday, November 24, 1639
(closed country policy) starts in Japan
Jules Mazarin enters the service of Richelieu.
Montreal is first settled.
Tuesday, November 14, 1542 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Solway Moss: An English army invades Scotland and defeats a Scottish army.
Tuesday, November 15, 1429 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, November 16, 1396 (Julianian calendar)
Transit of Venus ndash the last not to be part of a pair. Possibly observed by Aztec astronomers.
Saturday, November 17, 1190 (Julianian calendar)
Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him "de jure" king.
Anti-Jewish riots break out in England.
Thursday, November 21, 642 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, November 23, 380 (Julianian calendar)
Theodosius I makes his "adventus
", or formal entry, into Constantinople.
Ambrose introduces popular music into church services.