Today is Friday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2017 with 37 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States, in 1784; architect Cass Gilbert, who designed the U.S. Supreme Court building, in 1859; painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec in 1864; ragtime composer Scott Joplin in 1868; lecturer and author Dale Carnegie in 1888; basketball Hall of Fame member Oscar Robertson in 1938 (age 79); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Donald "Duck" Dunn in 1941; comedian Billy Connolly in 1942 (age 75); basketball Hall of Fame member and former mayor of Detroit Dave Bing in 1943 (age 74); serial killer Ted Bundy in 1946; actor Dwight Schultz in 1947 (age 70); actor Stanley Livingston in 1950 (age 67); actor Colin Hanks in 1977 (age 40); actor Katherine Heigl in 1978 (age 39); actor Sarah Hyland in 1990 (age 27); actor Peyton Meyer in 1998 (age 19).
On this date in history:
In 1859, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species was published.
In 1863, Union Gen. U.S. Grant launched the U.S. Civil War battle of Chattanooga in Tennessee.
In 1869, women from 21 states met in Cleveland to organize the American Women Suffrage Association.
In 1874, Joseph Glidden received a patent for barbed wire, which altered the development of ranching on the Great Plains.
In 1917, nine officers and with the Milwaukee Police Department and two civilians were killed by a bomb, believed to have been made by Gallean anarchists. Prior to the attacks on September 11, 2001, this was the single most fatal event in U.S. law enforcement history.
In 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was fatally shot by nightclub owner Jack Ruby in the Dallas police headquarters basement two days after Kennedy was slain.
In 1969, Apollo 12 returned to Earth with astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Richard Gordon and Alan Bean. It was NASA's second moon-landing mission.
In 1971, a passenger who became known as "D.B. Cooper" hijacked a Northwest Airlines flight from Portland, Ore., parachuted south of Seattle with a $200,000 ransom collected from the airline -- and disappeared.
In 1985, Arab commandos forced an Egypt Air jetliner to Malta and began shooting passengers, fatally wounding two. Fifty-seven other people died when Egyptian commandos stormed the jet.
In 1992, the United States lowered its flag over the last U.S. base in the Philippines, ending nearly a century of military presence in its former colony.
In 1995, Irish voters passed a referendum removing a constitutional ban on divorce.
In 2003, Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn, who had more wins (363) than any other left-hander in major league baseball history, died at the age of 82.
In 2007, a brigade of 5,000 U.S. troops left Diyala province in Iraq. It was considered the first significant pullback of American forces from the country.
In 2009, two men were executed in China for involvement in the country's 2008 tainted milk scandal, which sickened 300,000 infants, killing six.
In 2012, at least 112 people were killed in a fire that swept through a clothing factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In 2013, Iran and six of the world's powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- reached an interim agreement, or "first-step deal," in which Iran said it would limit its nuclear activities in exchange for easing some of the economic sanctions it faced.
In 2015, Turkey shot down a Russian SU-24 jet near the Syrian border, saying it repeatedly ignored warnings it was in Turkish airspace. Russia called the shooting a "stab in the back" and that the jet was in Syrian airspace.
A thought for the day: "Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don't expect it from cheap people." -- Warren Buffett