What happened this day in history January 24

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, 1,674,518,400 seconds 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.

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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

  • 41
    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
  • 1916
    In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  • 1936
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1939
    The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
  • 1947
    Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1960
    Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the “barricades week”, during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
  • 1977
    Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • 1984
    The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  • 1990
    Japan launches Hiten, the country’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
  • 1993
    Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 1742
    Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
  • 1900
    Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian-born American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)
  • 1910
    Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1945
    D. Todd Christofferson, American religious figure
  • 1946
    Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
  • 1953
    Tim Stoddard, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
  • 1959
    David Mills, American author
  • 1977
    Kensuke Kita, Japanese guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)

Who died on January 24?

  • 1125
    David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
  • 1626
    Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (b. 1580)
  • 1882
    Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)
  • 1895
    Lord Randolph Churchill, British politician (b. 1849)
  • 1936
    Harry T. Morey, American actor (b. 1873)
  • 1939
    Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (b. 1867)
  • 1970
    Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
  • 1992
    Ken Darby, American composer, arranger and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 1993
    Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (b. 1942)
  • 2009
    Kay Yow, North Carolina State Univ. women’s basketball head coach (b. 1942)

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