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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January 24 in Film & TV

January 24 in Music

  • 2011 "21" 2nd studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2012, Brit Award for British Album of the Year, 2011 Billboard Album of the Year)

January 24 in Sport

  • 2018 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison

Did You Know?

1st canned beer, "Krueger's Cream Ale," is sold by American company Krueger 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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