(Sunday, November 24, 1985, 8:15 p.m. CET) — The hijacking of an EgyptAir jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended violently today as Egyptian commandos stormed the plane. Fifty-eight people died in the raid, in addition to two others killed by the hijackers.
(Saturday, November 24, 1945) — “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” by Harry James and His Orchestra (with vocal by Kitty Kallen) was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Selling Retail Records chart for three non-consecutive weeks (Nov. 24, Dec. 1/22, 1945).
(Friday, November 24, 1865) — Mississippi today became the first Southern state to enact laws which came to be known as “Black Codes” aimed at limiting the rights of newly freed blacks. Other states of the former Confederacy soon followed.