On This Day for 24th January

Historical Events

  • 41 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards.
  • 1857 The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1899 Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • 1908 Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts
  • 1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer

Did You Know?

1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co.

On January 24th, 1935

Famous Weddings

  • 1328 King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen (Hainault)
  • 1884 Abolutionist Frederick Douglass marries 2nd wife suffragist Helen Pitts
  • 1978 Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1981 Singer Davy Jones (35) weds Anita Pollinger
  • 2004 Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California