November 24: Day of the Week
November 24, 2018 was the 328th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 37 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1429Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charité.
- 1850Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.
- 1863American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain – Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
- 1906The Canton Bulldogs-Massillon Tigers Betting Scandal, the first major scandal in professional American football.
- 1935The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
- 1944World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft.
- 1950The “Storm of the Century”, a violent snowstorm, takes shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 353 people would die as a result of the storm.
- 1962The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.
- 1963Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. The shooting happens to be broadcast live on television.
- 1971During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.
Who were born on November 24?
- 1784Zachary Taylor, American general and 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)
- 1897Lucky Luciano, American gangster (d. 1962)
- 1911Kirby Grant, American actor (d. 1985)
- 1929Franciszek Kokot, Polish nephrologist
- 1944Bev Bevan, English rock drummer (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra)
- 1952Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
- 1952Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor
- 1971Keith Primeau, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor
- 1983Karine Vanasse, Canadian actress
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