Historical Events on 24th January

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41 - Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards.
817 - St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV
1076 - Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII
1118 - Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II
1458 - Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary
1534 - Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
1568 - Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
1568 - In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
1613 - Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
1616 - Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver
1634 - Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor
1639 - Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IVHoly Roman Emperor Henry IV 1644 - Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War
1648 - Lord Baltimore's representative Margaret Trent ejected from the Maryland Council after requesting right to vote
1652 - Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels
1656 - 1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
1659 - Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris
1679 - King Charles II disbands English parliament
1722 - Czar Peter the Great begins civil system
1722 - Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)
1742 - German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 1764 - Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire
1776 - Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.
1839 - Charles Darwin elected Fellow of the Royal Society
1847 - 1,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Col Price
1848 - James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, Calif
1857 - The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia.
1859 - Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
1861 - Arsenal at Augusta, Ga seized by Confederacy
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1861 - Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens
1862 - Romanian principality arises under King Alexander Cuza
1862 - Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.
1874 - Gen J van Swieten conquerors Kraton Atjeh, after thousands die
1874 - Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov," premieres in St Petersburg
1875 - Camille Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre," premieres
1878 - Revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, Governor of Saint Petersburg.
1892 - Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
1899 - Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
1899 - Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
1900 - Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900 - Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
1901 - 1st games played in baseball's American League
1901 - Emily Hobhouse view lord Kitcheners concentration camp at Bloemfontein
1901 - Denmark and the US sign a treaty under which Denmark will sell the Danish West Indies to the USA for $5 million, but the sale will be postponed until 1917
1908 - Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts
Writer Franz KafkaWriter Franz Kafka 1913 - Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
1914 - Opera "Madeleine," premieres in NYC
1915 - German-British sea battle at Dogger Bank & Helgoland
1916 - The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons
1922 - -54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
1922 - Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
1922 - Lehman Caves National Monument established
1923 - Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM established
1924 - Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
1924 - Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1925 - Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
1925 - Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
1927 - Director Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England.
1930 - J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
1930 - Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
1933 - Noel Coward's "Design for Living," premieres in NYC
1935 - 1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by Kruger Brewing Co
1936 - Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
1936 - Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
Director Alfred HitchcockDirector Alfred Hitchcock 1939 - 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
1939 - Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame
1939 - Spanish government moves to Figueras
1941 - British troops march into Abyssinia
1942 - Musical "Star & Garter," premieres in NYC
1943 - Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
1943 - Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
1944 - Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy
1945 - Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg
1947 - NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1948 - "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 perfs
1948 - Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
1948 - Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
1950 - Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
1951 - Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
1952 - 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
1952 - Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
1952 - Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
Governor General of Canada Vincent MasseyGovernor General of Canada Vincent Massey 1954 - BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
1954 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
1956 - 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
1958 - After warming to 100,000,000 degrees, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion
1959 - "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 perfs
1959 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's comedy "Cheryomushk," premieres in Moscow
1959 - WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
1960 - Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
Playwright Edward AlbeePlaywright Edward Albee 1961 - Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC
1961 - Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68
1962 - 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
1962 - Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
1962 - Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 - Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1963 - Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ
1964 - CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 1964 - Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
1964 - 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
1966 - WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969 - Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
1969 - Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
1969 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government'
1970 - 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1970 - Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
1971 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
1972 - WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
1972 - Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
1973 - Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1975 - "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
1975 - Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
1976 - Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
1976 - George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman 1977 - 5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid
1977 - Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
1978 - 31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
1978 - Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036)
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
1981 - Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide
1982 - Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
1983 - Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 1984 - Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer
1985 - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
1986 - 43th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
1986 - NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
1986 - South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
1986 - Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
1987 - 61st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76)
1988 - 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
Actress Whoopi GoldbergActress Whoopi Goldberg 1988 - 76th Australian Mens Tennis: M Wilander beats P Cash (63 67 36 61 86)
1988 - 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"
1988 - Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win Cricket's World Series Cup
1988 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
1989 - 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
1990 - Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
1991 - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal
1993 - 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
1993 - Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
1993 - Soyuz TM-16 launches
1993 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
1993 - Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
1994 - Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
2003 - The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin 2006 - After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party
2009 - Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
2011 - At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
2013 - 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
2013 - A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
2013 - Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya

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