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Today is November 24th, 2020 and is a Tuesday.

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2012: A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.

1976: The 1976 Çaldıran- Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

1974: Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover 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.

1973: A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasted only four months.

1971: During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.