On This Day in History for January 24

Events in History

  • 41 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the latter's assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard
  • 817 St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV
  • 1076 Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII
  • 1118 Giovanni Caetani, Chancellor to Pope Paschal II, is elected as his successor, takes the name of Pope Gelasius II
  • 1458 Matthias I Corvinus chosen King of Hungary
  • 1534 French King Francis I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
  • 1568 Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
  • 1568 In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William I of Orange an outlaw
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