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On This Day: January 24th

This is 24th day of the year and 341 days remain in the year.

in history
41
Roman emperor, Gaius Caesar, better known as Caligula (meaning Little Boot—he used to wear military boots as a child), was murdered.
1848
Gold was first discovered in California, in Sutter's mill. When President Polk announced the news in December, the gold rush began.
1908
Robert Baden-Powell organized the first Boy Scout troop in England.
1965
Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.
1972
Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was discovered in Guam, having spent 28 years hiding in the jungle thinking World War II was still going on.
1986
Voyager Two space probe passes within 51,000 miles of Uranus.
1993
The first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, died.
2003
The Department of Homeland Security, under Tom Ridge, became a cabinet department.
January 24 BirthdaysEdith Wharton

1862–1937, American Novelist.


Ernest Borgnineactor
Neil Diamondsinger, songwriter
Warren Zevonsinger, songwriter
Matthew Lillardactor
Mischa Bartonactor, model
John Belushiactor, comedian
Aaron Nevillesinger
Mary Lou Rettongymnast
Frederick the GreatPrussian King
Maria Tallchiefballerina
Robert Motherwellartist
William Congrevedramatist



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