11/24/2022 12:01:00 AM Today In History - November 24
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1896 the first US absentee voting law was enacted by Vermont; and in 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator two days earlier was shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
1639 - 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree - helped establish size of the Solar System
1642 - Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
1859 - Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
1896 - 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
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 as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
1947 - The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
1950 - UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas