Today is Tuesday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2015. There are 37 days left in the year.

On this date:

In 1784, Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States, was born in Orange County, Virginia.

In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species,” which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

In 1939, British Overseas Airways Corp., or BOAC, was formally established.

In 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers based on Saipan attacked Tokyo in the first raid against the Japanese capital by land-based planes.

In 1950, the musical “Guys and Dolls,” based on the writings of Damon Runyon and featuring songs by Frank Loesser, opened on Broadway.

In 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television.

In 1965, Joseph-Desire Mobutu (later known as Mobutu Sese Seko) seized power in the Congo (later known as the Democratic Republic of Congo, and for a time, as Zaire) through a military coup.

In 1969, Apollo 12 splashed down safely in the Pacific.

In 1995, voters in Ireland narrowly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing divorce.