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.
1806: William Webb Ellis, British inventor of rugby.
1867: Scott Joplin, American composer.
1955: Ian Botham, British cricketer and footballer.
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.