On November 24:
1429 Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieged La Charité.
1663 map of Van Diemen’s Land, showing the parts discovered by Tasman.
1946 Penelope Jones Halsall
(aka Caroline Courtney, Lydia Hitchcock, Melinda Wright, Annie Groves, Penny Jordan), English novelist, was born.
1955 Ian Botham
, England test cricketer, was born.
1969 The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.
1974 Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discovered the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed “Lucy” after The Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds“, in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia‘s Afar Depression.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.