Bengaluru, Nov 24: Today is Monday, November 24, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:
1542: The English force defeated a much bigger Scot outfit in the Battle of Solway Moss.
1642: Abel Tasman discovers Van Diemen's land, later renamed Tasmania.
1859: Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species.
1871: The National Rifle Association is incorporated.
1902: The first Congress of Professional Photographers begins in Paris.
1927: Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison, California.
1931: Bengali comedian actor Rabi Ghosh is born.
1939: The Gestapo execute 120 students accused of anti-Nazi plotting in Czechoslovakia.
1944: American B-29s bomb Tokyo.
1950: UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War.
1961: The UN adopts bans on nuclear arms following protests in the USA.
Indian author and political activist Arundhati Roy is born.
1963: Lee Harvey Oswald, accused in the assassination of US president JF Kennedy, shot fatally.
1977: Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
1995: Ireland votes 50.28% to 49.72% to end the 70-year-old ban on divorce.
2008: Indian footballer Peter Thangaraj dies.
2012: Fire in clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills over 110 people.