What Happened on January 24th

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
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Did You Know?

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

On January 24, 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 "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (33) weds actress Andrea Elmer (31) at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
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