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This Day in History for November 24

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1874 – American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire.

1903 – Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter.

1916 – Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing’s troops will withdraw and each nation’s army will guard the border.  President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it.

1917 – Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.

1932 – In Washington, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

1938 – National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball.

1944 – US bombers based on Saipan begin 1st attack on Tokyo.

1950 – “Guys and Dolls” opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 1200 performances.

1954 – Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened.

1960 – Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain pulls down NBA record 55 rebounds in Warriors 132-129 defeat to Boston Celtics at Philadelphia Civic Center.

1966 – 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attacks in New York City smog, smoggiest day in city’s history.

1969 – Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai, Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial.

1971 – American “Dan Cooper” hijacks plane, extorts $200,000 ransom before jumping out of plane over Washington State, never seen again.

1979 – Senate report proves US troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic chemical defoliant Agent Orange.

1980 – “9 to 5 and Odd Jobs” 23rd studio album by Dolly Parton is released.

1991 – Monica Seles sets female tennis record, winning prize money of $2,457,758 in a year.

1993 – End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood.

2013 – 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win.

2019 – Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a late-bid to be the US Democratic presidential candidate.

2020 – US General Services Administration officially begins Joe Biden’s transition, declaring him the “apparent winner” although Donald Trump vows to continue challenging the result.

2020 – Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 30,000 points for the first time, after formal transition to Joe Biden administration begins.