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January 24 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 24. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 43 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 41
    Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and sadistic despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
  • 1438
    The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
  • 1458
    Matthias Corvinus becomes king of Hungary.
  • 1624
    Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
  • 1679
    King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  • 1739
    Peshva warrior Chimnaji Appa defeats Portuguese forces and captures Tarapur Fort, India.
  • 1742
    Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1758
    During the Seven Years’ War the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763)
  • 1817
    Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.
  • 1835
    Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
  • 1857
    The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.
  • 1859
    Political and state union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as Domnitor in both Principalities.
  • 1862
    Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.
  • 1878
    The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
  • 1908
    The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
  • 1911
    Japanese anarchist Shūsui Kōtoku is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice.
  • 1915
    World War One: British Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty engage Rear-Admiral Franz von Hipper’s battle cruisers in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
  • 1916
    In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  • 1918
    The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
  • 1933
    The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
  • 1939
    The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
  • 1946
    The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
  • 1947
    Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1960
    Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the “barricades week”, during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
  • 1961
    Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa

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