What Happened on January 24

Significant Events

  • 41 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the later's assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard
  • 1857 University of Calcutta founded as the first full-fledged university in South Asia
  • 1899 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • 1908 Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes "Scouting for Boys" as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.
  • 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

Would You Believe?

Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.

On January 24, 1972

Famous Weddings

  • 1328 King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen (Hainault)
  • 1884 Abolitionist Frederick Douglass marries his second 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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