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Historical Events for January 24th

  • Year 1438 Calendar » The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
  • Year 1458 Calendar » Matthias I Corvinus of Hungary called Matthias I Corvinus becomes king of Hungary.
  • Year 1624 Calendar » Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
  • Year 1679 Calendar » King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  • Year 1742 Calendar » Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor or Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Year 1817 Calendar » Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.
  • Year 1835 Calendar » Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Malê Revolt known as stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.
  • Year 1857 Calendar » The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in South Asia.
  • Year 1859 Calendar » Political and state union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as Domnitor in both United Principalities called Principalities.
  • Year 1862 Calendar » Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.
  • Year 1878 Calendar » The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • Year 1900 Calendar » Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
  • Year 1908 Calendar » The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
  • Year 1911 Calendar » Japanese anarchist Shūsui Kōtoku is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice.
  • Year 1916 Calendar » In 'Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad', the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  • Year 1933 Calendar » The Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution known as 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
  • Year 1939 Calendar » The 1939 Chillán earthquake e.g deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.
  • Year 1942 Calendar » World War II: The Allies of World War II known as Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
  • Year 1943 Calendar » World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a Casablanca Conference called conference in Casablanca.
  • Year 1946 Calendar » The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Year 1947 Calendar » Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • Year 1960 Calendar » 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.
  • Year 1961 Calendar » 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.
  • Year 1972 Calendar » Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been Japanese holdout named since the end of World War II.
  • Year 1977 Calendar » 1977 Massacre of Atocha or Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • Year 1984 Calendar » The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  • Year 1986 Calendar » Voyager 2 passes within convert 81500 km mi of Uranus.
  • Year 1993 Calendar » Turkey known as Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • Year 1996 Calendar » Poland called Polish Prime Minister of Poland named Prime Minister Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
  • Year 2003 Calendar » The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  • Year 2009 Calendar » The storm Klaus (storm) e.g Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
  • Year 2014 Calendar » Three bombs January 2014 Cairo bombings named explode in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing about 7 people and injuring over 100 others.
  • Year 2014 » The Philippines and the Moro people known as Bangsamoro agree to a Peace process with the Bangsamoro in the Philippines known as peace deal that would help end the 45-year conflict.

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