What are the important events that happened on January 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
January 24: Facts & Myths About This Day
January 24 is the 24th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 11, 2023 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,908,640 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icositetragon’ day.
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 382 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,686 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 24 Historical Events
Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.
The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
Who were born on January 24?
Desmond Morris, British anthropologist
Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
Tim Stoddard, American baseball player
Jack Neo, Singaporean filmmaker & actor
Rick Leventhal, American journalist
Guido Buchwald, German football player
Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
Dylan Riley Snyder, American film, television and theatre actor
Who died on January 24?
Pope Stephen III (b. 720)
Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)
Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. 1299)
Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)
Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (b. 1887)
George Cukor, American film director (b. 1899)
George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)
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