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
1644 - Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War
1648 - Lord Baltimore's representative Margaret Brent ejected from the Maryland Council after requesting right to vote
1652 - Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels
1656 - 1st Jewish doctor in North American colonies, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IVHoly Roman Emperor Henry IV 1659 - Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
1679 - King Charles II disbands English parliament
1722 - Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system
1722 - Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)
1742 - German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
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, California
1857 - The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia.
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1859 - Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
1861 - Arsenal at Augusta, Georgia, seized by Confederacy
1861 - Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens
1862 - Romanian principality arises under King Alexander Cuza. Bucharest proclaimed its capital.
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 views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children
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
1925 - Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 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 American company Kruger Brewing Co.
1936 - Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
1936 - Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
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
Director Alfred HitchcockDirector Alfred Hitchcock 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
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
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 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.
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)
1956 - An inquiry considers building homes in a war devastated area in London
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
1961 - Edward Albee's "American Dream" premieres in NYC
Playwright Edward AlbeePlaywright Edward Albee 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
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
1966 - Over 100 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashed into Mont Blanc
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1969 - Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
1969 - Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency
1969 - Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill
1969 - Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics
1970 - 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
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.
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 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
1977 - Massacre of Atocha in Madrid: five labor lawyers murdered by fascists in Madridvduring 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
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 1983 - Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
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
1986 - Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'
1987 - 61st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76)
1988 - 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
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"
NHL Right Winger Mike BossyNHL Right Winger Mike Bossy 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)
2001 - Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson resigns
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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