24 January

24 January

January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 341 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 24th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 24th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Belly Laugh Day
  • Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day
  • Beer Can Appreciation Day
  • National Peanut Butter Day
  • National Compliment Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – January 24

1990: Japan launches its first lunar probe

Hiten was the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Luna 24 in 1976 and the first deep space probe that executed an aerobraking maneuver.

1984: The Apple Macintosh computer goes on sale

The “Mac” was the first commercially successful personal computer using a graphical user interface and a mouse.

1946: The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution

Resolution 1 was passed to found the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC).

1848: The California Gold Rush begins

Some 300,000 people traveled to California after James W. Marshall had found gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California.

1835: Slaves stage a rebellion in Brazil to end slavery

The Malê Revolt was instrumental in ending slavery in Brazil.

1978: Lebanese Christian Maronite militiamen (smoking cigarettes), two armed with Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifles, and one with an AK-47 assault rifle, on the streets of East Beirut, during the Lebanese Civil War, Lebanon, c. 1978.

Lebanese Christian Maronite militiamen (smoking cigarettes), two armed with Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifles, and one with an AK-47 assault rifle, on the streets of East Beirut, during the Lebanese Civil War, Lebanon, c. 1978.

1972: Republican protesters clash with a British armoured vehicle on Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland (1972)

Republican protesters clash with a British armoured vehicle on Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland (1972)

1942: The crew of the B-24 Liberator ‘Whodunit?’ prepare their plane for take-off at a United States Army Air Force base in December 1942 in Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada

The crew of the B-24 Liberator ‘Whodunit?’ prepare their plane for take-off at a United States Army Air Force base in December 1942 in Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada

1917: King Albert I of Belgium at the frontline in World War I. Circa 1917.

King Albert I of Belgium at the frontline in World War I. Circa 1917.

1914: photograph of Maria Nikolaevna Romanov was kept at Lord Mountbatten’s bedside until his death

1914 photograph of Maria Nikolaevna Romanov kept at Lord Mountbatten’s bedside until his death

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, January 24

1943: Sharon Tate, American actress

1941: Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1776: E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author

1712: Frederick the Great, Prussian king

76: Hadrian, Roman Emperor

Heartbreaking Deaths

1989: Ted Bundy, American serial killer

1986: L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader, author, founded the Church of Scientology

1965: Winston Churchill, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate

1895: Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

41 Caligula, Roman Emperor


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