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This Day in History – November 24

This Day In History

1832 – South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification.

1871 – National Rifle Association organized (NYC)

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.

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

1947 – John Steinbeck’s novel “Pearl” published.

1947 – The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities “Hollywood 10” in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists.

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

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

1960 – Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

1964 – For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington, D.C. permitted to vote.

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

1969 – Apollo 12 returns to Earth.

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 – Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000.

1979 – US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.

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

1993 – Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales.

2012 – 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa.

2014 – A 12-year-old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun.

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