On This Day November 24
1859 – “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,” a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, is published in England, and every copy sells the first day. Darwin concluded that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called “natural selection.”
1971 – A hijacker identifying himself as D.B. Cooper takes $200,000 in ransom money and parachutes from a Seattle-bound passenger jet during a thunderstorm. Cooper’s fate remains a mystery to this day.
Own a Piece of This Day
The Last Master Outlaw: How He Outfoxed the FBI Six Times But Not A Cold Case Team
Thomas J. Colbert and Tom Szollosi