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On This Day - November 24, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered by Jack Ruby. 1965 – Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President. 1974 – The 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy", is discovered in Ethiopia. 1991 – Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the rock group Queen, dies aged 45, just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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