Thursday, November 24, 2011

This Day in History

1642 Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen's land, later renamed Tasmania.
1859 Darwin's Origin of Species was published.
1871 The National Rifle Association was incorporated.
1963 Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.
1971 D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000.