In 1642, Dutch navigator, Abel Tasman, discovered Van Diemen's Land, named after his captain. It was later re-named Tasmania.

In 1859, Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species was published.

In 1962, That Was the Week That Was was broadcast for the first time.

25 Years Ago

From the Telegraph & Argus of November 24, 1981...More than 45,000 young people in West Yorkshire are jobless, a County Council report showed. Another 10,000 are on young opportunity programmes and community enterprise programmes according to the economic development quarterly review. Worst hit are Bradford, with 10,274 jobless youngsters, and Leeds with 14,801.

50 Years Ago

From the Telegraph & Argus of November 24, 1956...Strong criticism of the United Nations' ability to act as a corrective force and of American foreign policy in the past few months was made last night by a Bradford peer. Lord Barnby, at the sixth annual dinner of Bradford Industrial Safety and Welfare Association held at the Midland Hotel Bradford, spoke firmly in support of the British and French action in the Suez area.