Discover what happened in history on November 24 by watching the This Day in History video. On November 24, 1947, writers and directors were charged with not testifying in front of the House Committee on Un-American activities. On November 24, 1963, Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald on public television. Oswald died from his injuries. On November 24, 1971, the hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a plane with $200,000 of ransom money and was never seen again. Lastly, on November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published his Origin of Species. He did not use the word evolution, but he said that man and ape shared a common ancestor. He was said to be a heretic, but his theory was scientifically sound.