Today in History - November 24

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Wednesday, Nov 24 2010 by

1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain – Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.

Lookout Mountain Point Park (StreetView)
Lookout Mountain Point Park
Point Park at Lookout Mountain (Birds Eye)
Point Park at Lookout Mountain

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.

"D. B. Cooper's" House? (former) (Birds Eye)
"D. B. Cooper's" House? (former)