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What Happened on January 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2011 At least 35 die and 180 are injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
2009 Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France, causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
2003 The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
1990 Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
1989 Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, with over 30 known victims, is executed by the electric chair at the Florida State Prison.
1984 Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.
1978 Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
1977 Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.
1972 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
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
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.
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.
1946 The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
1943 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
1942 World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
1939 The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.
1933 The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
1918 The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS).
1916 In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
1915 World War I: 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.
1908 The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
1900 Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
1862 Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.
1859 The United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia (later named Romania) is formed as a personal union under the rule of Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
1857 The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.
1848 California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento.
1835 Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.
1817 Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.
1758 During the Seven Years' War the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763)
1742 Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1739 Peshva warrior Chimnaji Appa defeats Portuguese forces and captures Tarapur Fort, India.
1679 King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
1624 Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
1458 Matthias Corvinus becomes King of Hungary.
1438 The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
914 Start of the First Fatimid invasion of Egypt.
661 The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the assassination of Ali, and the Imamah of the Shia going to the second Imam, Hassan ibn Ali.
41 Claudius is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the Praetorian Guard after they assassinate the previous emperor, his nephew Caligula.
Famous People Born on January 24

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Year Name
1828 Ferdinand Cohn, German biologist (d. 1898)
1958 Frank Ullrich, German biathlete
1932 ÿliane Radigue, French electronic music composer
1899 Hoyt Vandenberg, U.S. Air Force general (d. 1954)
1816 Wilhelm Henzen, German philologist and epigraphist (d. 1887)
1872 Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
1814 John Colenso, British mathematician (d. 1883)
1979 Busy Signal, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist
1968 Fernando Escartín, Spanish cyclist
1940 Joachim Gauck, German pastor and politician, 11th President of Germany
Famous People Deaths On January 24

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Date Name
1962 Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (b. 1901)
2018 Mark E. Smith, British singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
1962 André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (b. 1885)
2007 İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)
1986 L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. 1911)
2004 Leônidas, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1913)
1993 Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)
1986 Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
1966 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)
1376 Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1306)