On This Day

On This Day in History for January 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1988 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $21 million
  • 1989 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
  • 1990 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
  • 1990 14th Commonwealth Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1993 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • 1993 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • 1993 Soyuz TM-16 launches
  • 1993 US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • 1993 Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • 1994 Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
  • 1997 The Swiss government and several banks and businesses agree to create a memorial fund for victims of the Holocaust
  • 2001 Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson resigns
  • 2003 The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2006 After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper


2009 Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2011 At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
  • 2013 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
  • 2013 A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • 2013 Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2017 President Trump withdraws the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 UK charity Presidents Club forced to close after revelations of sexual harassment at event revealed by the "Financial Times"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 US government recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's President

Venezuelan Politician Juan Guaidó
Venezuelan Politician
Juan Guaidó
  • 2019 17 temperature records broken in South Australia including highest ever recorded for capital Adelaide at 46.6C

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Deaths in History