On This Day in History: November 24
1632: Philosopher, scholar, and lens-grinder Baruch Spinoza born. He will lay the groundwork for the 18th-century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe.
1639: Astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks observes the transit of Venus.
1859: Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species.
1962: First broadcast of That Was the Week That Was.
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1963: In the first live, televised murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby, a nightclub operator, in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. Oswald was being led by two detectives to an armored car to take him to the nearby county jail.
2017: The Custodian 2
Albert Einstein and Alice Beta develop new technology for predicting and preventing crimes against mathematical constants
Havelock and Nikola Tesla conduct research into electrical field modulation and data transmission
The Eel and Radium Jane engage in epic arm-wrestling match to determine outcome of wager
For DC comics:
Rafael Volante (original character for the DC Comics universe)
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