24 NOVEMBER IN HISTORY

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Events:

1859: Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species

1963: Jack Ruby shoots and kills Lee Harvey Oswald, the first murder shown live on TV.

1965: Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

Births:

1806: William Webb Ellis, British inventor of rugby.

1867: Scott Joplin, American composer.

1955: Ian Botham, British cricketer and footballer.

 

Deaths:

1572: John Knox, Scottish theologian.

1957: Diego Riviera, Mexican painter and sculptor.

1991: Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter.

 

24 November is Teachers’ Day in Turkey, Lachit Divas in Assam, and Evolution Day worldwide.

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