- 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
1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co.
On January 24, 1935