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The 24t o November is the 328t day o the year (329t in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 37 days bidin.
- 649 - Theodore becam Pape.
- 1542 - Ingland capturs aboot 1,200 Scots preesoners wi its victory in the Battle o Solway Moss.
- 1642 - Abel Tasman launds in present-day Tasmanie.
- 1859 - The Origin o Species bi Charles Darwin is published.
- 1917 - Nine members o the Milwaukee Polis Depairtment are kilt bi a bomb.
- 1963 - Jack Ruby shuits an kills Lee Harvey Oswald, the main suspect in the assassination o John F. Kennedy.
- 1965 - Mobutu Sese Seko taks ower in the Democratic Republic o the Congo.
- 1966 - Bulgarie TAPSO Flicht 101 crashes naur Bratislava, killin 82 fowk.
- 1969 - Apollo 12 launds in the Paceefic Ocean, endin the seicont manned mission tae the Muin.
- 1974 - The remains o an early human-like bein, Lucy, are foond in Ethiopie.
- 1976 - A yirdquauk in Eastren Turkey kills atween 4,000 an 5,000 fowk.
- 1980 - Loch Malawi Naitional Park is creatit in Malawi.
- 1991 - Daith o Queen sangster Freddie Mercury.
- 1992 - A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 plane crashes at Guilin, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, killin 141 fowk.
- 1995 - Estonie applies tae jyn the European Union.
- 2007 - Kevin Rudd is electit Prime Meenister o Australie.
- 2012 - Rugby union: Scotland lose tae Tonga, in a gemme that results in Andy Robinson losin his job as coach o the naitional side.
- 2014 - Scots newspaper The National goes on sale for the first time.
- 2017 - Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as Preses o Zimbabwe.
- 2017 - Sooronbay Jeenbekov becomes Preses o Kyrgyzstan.
- 2017 - 305 fowk are kilt in a terrorist attack on a mosque in the Northren Sinai Peninsula, Egyp.
- 2019 - Pro-Democracy activists mak big gains in Hong Kong's local elections.
- 2019 - A plane crash naur Goma in the Eastren Democratic Republic o the Congo kills at least 19 fowk.
- 2020 - US Preses-elect Joe Biden nominates Anthony Blinken as his Secretar o State.
- 1615 - Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
- 1632 - Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (d. 1677)
- 1655 - Charles XI o Swaden (d. 1697)
- 1724 - Maria Amalia o Saxony (d. 1760)
- 1729 - Alexander Suvorov, Roushie general (d. 1800)
- 1745 - Maria Luisa o Spain (d. 1792)
- 1774 - Thomas Dick, Scots clergyman, scientist an writer (d. 1857)
- 1784 - Zachary Taylor, 12t Preses o the Unitit States (d. 1850)
- 1826 - Carlo Collodi, Italian writer (d. 1890)
- 1864 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French penter (d. 1901)
- 1877 - Alben W. Barkley, Vice Preses o the Unitit States (d. 1956)
- 1888 - Dale Carnegie, American writer (d. 1955)
- 1925 - Simon van der Meer, Dutch pheesicist (d. 2011)
- 1926 - Tsung-Dao Lee, Cheenese-American pheesicist
- 1932 - Alan Brooke, 3rd Viscoont Alanbrooke (d. 2018)
- 1942 - Sir Billy Connolly, Scots actor an comedian
- 1946 - Ted Bundy, American serial killer (d. 1989)
- 1947 - Dwight Schultz, American actor
- 1948 - Mary White, Republic o Ireland politeecian
- 1954 - Emir Kusturica, Serbie actor an director
- 1955 - Sir Ian Botham, Inglis cricketer
- 1958 - Roy Aitken, Scots fitbawer an coach
- 1961 - Arundhati Roy, Indian writer an activist
- 1963 - Neale Cooper, Scots fitbawer (d. 2018)
- 1965 - Tom Boyd, Scots fitbawer
- 1965 - Shirley Henderson, Scots actress
- 1970 - Julieta Venegas, Mexican sangster an sangwriter
- 1978 - Katherine Heigl, American actress
- 1984 - Maria Höfl-Riesch, German skier
- 1440 - William Douglas, 6t Yerl o Douglas, Scots nobleman (b. 1424)
- 1572 - John Knox, Scots pastor an theologian (b. 1510)
- 1790 - Robert Henry, Scots meenister an historian (b. 1718)
- 1830 - Bungaree, Australie Aboreeginal splorer an community leader (b. c. 1775)
- 1848 - William Lamb, 2nt Viscoont Melbourne, Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick (b. 1779)
- 1929 - Georges Clemenceau, French statesman (b. 1841)
- 1957 - Diego Rivera, Mexican penter an sculptor (b. 1886)
- 1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald, suspectit assassin o John F. Kennedy (b. 1939)
- 1982 - Barack Obama, Sr., faither o Barack Obama (b. 1936)
- 1991 - Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar-born sangster an muisicker (b. 1946)
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