TODAY IN HIS­TORY

TODAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

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.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1859

Bri­tish nat­u­ral­ist Charles Darwin pub­lished “On the Ori­gin of Species,” which ex­plained his the­ory of evo­lu­tion by means of nat­u­ral se­lec­tion.

1950

The mu­si­cal “Guys and Dolls,” based on the writ­ings of Da­mon Run­yon and fea­tur­ing songs by Frank Loesser, opened on Broad­way.

1963

Jack Ruby shot and mor­tally wounded Lee Har­vey Oswald, the ac­cused assassin of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy, in a scene cap­tured on live tele­vi­sion.

1974

The bone frag­ments of a 3.2 mil­lionyear-old ho­minid were dis­cov­ered by sci­en­tists in Ethiopia; the skele­tal re­mains were nick­named “Lucy.”

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