January 24th - Basic Facts:
- January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 341 days remaining until the end of the year (342 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 23.
- Next day is January 25.
January 24th Deaths (Here)
January 24 Events:
41 – Gaius Caesar (Caligula) is assassinated by his disaffected Praetorian Guards.
1438 – The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
1679 – King Charles II of England disbands Parliament.
1742 – Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1776 – Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with artillery he transported from Fort Ticonderoga.
1826 – Mississippi College is founded in Clinton.
1848 – James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento (California Gold Rush).
1857 – The University of Calcutta is formally founded - 1st full-fledged university in south Asia.
1859 – Political union of Moldavia & Wallachia, with Alexandru Ioan Cuza elected as ruler.
1862 – Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.
1878 – Vera Zasulich (a revolutionary ) shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
1885 – Edge Hill College opens in Liverpool
1918 – Gregorian calendar introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars.
1924 – Petrograd (formerly Saint Petersburg), Russia, is renamed Leningrad.
1943 – Franklin D. Roosevelt & Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca (World War II).
1952 – First Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, Vincent Massey is sworn in.
1961 – Bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina (1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash).
1966 – Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc (at border between France & Italy).
1972 – Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
1977 – Massacre of Atocha in Madrid - occurs during the Spanish transition to democracy.
1978 – Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering nuclear reactor debris over Canada's Northwest Territories.
1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
1986 – Voyager 2 passes within 81,500 km (50,680 miles) of Uranus.
1993 – Uğur Mumcu (Turkish journalist & writer) is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
1996 – Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigns after charges that he spied for Moscow.
2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins working.
2009 – Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of 4 bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
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