TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 24, 1941
The U.S. Supreme Court, in Edwards v. California, struck down a California law prohibiting people from bringing indigent non-residents into the state.
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British naturalist Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species,” which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.
The musical “Guys and Dolls,” based on the writings of Damon Runyon and featuring songs by Frank Loesser, opened on Broadway.
Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television.
The bone fragments of a 3.2 millionyear-old hominid were discovered by scientists in Ethiopia; the skeletal remains were nicknamed “Lucy.”