November 24: Day of the Week
November 24, 2019 is the 328th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 37 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1642Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen’s Land (later renamed Tasmania).
- 1835The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).
- 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.
- 1935The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
- 1941World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French.
- 1943World War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.
- 1966Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.
- 1973A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasted only four months.
- 1980Assassination of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador.
- 1992A China Southern Airlines domestic flight in the People’s Republic of China, crashes, killing all 141 people on-board.
Who were born on November 24?
- 1787Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist (d. 1863)
- 1826Carlo Collodi, Italian author (d. 1890)
- 1888Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
- 1897Lucky Luciano, American gangster (d. 1962)
- 1926Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1927Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
- 1950Roscoe Born, American actor
- 1955Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
- 1976Chen Lu, Chinese figure skater
- 1978Katherine Heigl, American actress
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