On This Day 24 November

Important Days

Evolution Day (International observance)


Lachit Divas (Assam)


Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (India)

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1877 – Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian police officer (d. 1941)

1941 – Pete Best, Indian-English drummer and songwriter

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1961 – Arundhati Roy, Indian writer and activist, recipient of Booker Prize


Death/ Death Anniversary

1675 – Guru Tegh Bahadur, Indian guru (b. 1621)

2014 – Murli Deora, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Corporate Affairs (b. 1937)