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November 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 24

November 24th is Sardines Day and Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day.

Welcome to day 328 of the year folks, there are 37 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Sagittarius.

November 24 was a varied day in years gone by. Here you’ll learn about inventions, music, crimes and space that all happened on this day in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1995, Ireland ended its ban on divorce? About two-thirds of registered voters turned out and voted on the issue, with the winning vote being 50.28%.

Keep reading for more facts about November 24th in history!

What Happened On November 24 In History?


Taylor Swift won six awards at the American Music Awards including Artist of the Year, and Artist of the Decade.


A party boat on Lake Victoria in Uganda capsized and killed 29 people.

The incident was thought to have been due to the vessel being overloaded with 100 onboard.
Source BBC

An international research team published their discovery of 1,500 new viruses that were in invertebrates in Australia and China.

Source BBC

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video became the most viewed video on YouTube, passing 800 million views.

His music video views passed Justin Bieber's "Baby".
Source Reuters

Ireland ended its ban on divorce on this day.


STS 44 Atlantis 10 was launched into space.

OTD in 1991: STS 44 Atlantis 10 was launched into space.
It was the US's 7th spacecraft launch.
Source NASA

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz opened The Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession in Manhattan, New York.

This was a turning point in history for the recognition of art photography. Stieglitz introduced photography to America as an art form, and this gallery gained respect for photography as a medium of making art like oil painting and printmaking.

George Hancock, who invented softball, played the first match in Chicago.


Astronomers Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree recorded the first known observation of a transit of Venus across the sun.


From this day until February 10, 1435, London’s Thames river completely froze.

In 1806, English author B. Lambert wrote about the event in his book "The History and Survey of London and its Environs" after studying the Thames' patterns of freezing over.

Did you know that on this day, November 24th 1995, Ireland ended its ban on divorce?