On This Day

Other than Jack Ruby’s live TV murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, 24-Nov-04 was a pretty boring day in history:

1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
1947 John Steinbeck’s novel “The Pearl” published
1947 Un-American Activities Committee finds “Hollywood 10” in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
1954 1st US Presidential airplane christened
1963 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1971 Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia