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!
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- Belly Laugh Day
- Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day
- Beer Can Appreciation Day
- National Peanut Butter Day
- National Compliment Day
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.
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
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
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
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