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1943Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death

41Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards.

198643th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win

1983Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title

1969Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency

1839Charles Darwin elected Fellow of the Royal Society

1927Director Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England.

1679King Charles II disbands English parliament

1076Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII

1976George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open

1986NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point

1962Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1962Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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

1950Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

1982Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

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

1913Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished

1961Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC

1924Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union

1948Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

1722Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

January 24th Historical Events
Date Event
41
Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards. 
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 elected Pope Gelasius II 
1458
Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary 
1534
Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy 
1568
Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire 
1568
In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw 
1613
Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized 
1616
Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver 
1634
Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor 
1639
Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders 
1644
Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War 
1648
Lord Baltimore's representative Margaret Brent ejected from the Maryland Council after requesting right to vote 
1652
Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels 
1656
1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland 
1659
Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris 
1679
King Charles II disbands English parliament 
1722
Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system 
1722
Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard) 
1742
German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor 
1764
Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire 
1776
Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga. 
1839
Charles Darwin elected Fellow of the Royal Society 
1847
1,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Col Price 
1848
James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, Calif 
1857
The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia. 
1859
Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler. 
1861
Arsenal at Augusta, Ga seized by Confederacy 
1861
Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens 
1862
Romanian principality arises under King Alexander Cuza 
1862
Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania. 
1874
Gen J van Swieten conquerors Kraton Atjeh, after thousands die 
1874
Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov," premieres in St Petersburg 
1875
Camille Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre," premieres 
1878
Revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, Governor of Saint Petersburg. 
1892
Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries 
1899
Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms 
1899
Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan 
1900
Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army) 
1900
Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England 
1901
1st games played in baseball's American League 
1901
Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children 
1901
Denmark and the US sign a treaty under which Denmark will sell the Danish West Indies to the USA for $5 million, but the sale will be postponed until 1917 
1908
Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts 
1913
Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished 
1914
Opera "Madeleine," premieres in NYC 
1915
German-British sea battle at Dogger Bank & Helgoland 
1916
The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons 
1922
-54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record) 
1922
Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo) 
1922
Lehman Caves National Monument established 
1923
Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM established 
1924
Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union 
1924
Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991 
1925
Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island 
1925
Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden 
1927
Director Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England. 
1930
J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington 
1930
Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century 
1933
Noel Coward's "Design for Living," premieres in NYC 
1935
1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co. 
1936
Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records 
1936
Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France 
1939
30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile 
1939
Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame 
1939
Spanish government moves to Figueras 
1941
British troops march into Abyssinia 
1942
Musical "Star & Garter," premieres in NYC 
1943
Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death 
1943
Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau 
1944
Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy 
1945
Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg 
1947
NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs 
1948
"Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 perfs 
1948
Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*) 
1948
Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD) 
1950
Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history 
1951
Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns 
1952
1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks 
1952
Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base 
1952
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada. 
1954
BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter 
1954
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open 
1956
96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record) 
1958
After warming to 100,000,000 degrees, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion 
1959
"Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 perfs 
1959
Dmitri Shostakovitch's comedy "Cheryomushk," premieres in Moscow 
1959
WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting 
1960
Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle 
1961
Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC 
1961
Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68 
1962
28 refugees escape from East to West Germany 
1962
Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles 
1962
Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1962
Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
1963
Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ 
1964
CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million 
1964
Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking 
1964
24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes 
1966
WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1969
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa 
1969
Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency 
1969
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government' 
1970
3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana 
1970
Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec) 
1971
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6 
1972
WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast 
1972
Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II. 
1973
Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1975
"Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV 
1975
Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England 
1976
Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89) 
1976
George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest 
1977
5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid 
1977
Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy. 
1978
31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo 
1978
Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036) 
1979
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1981
Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques 
1981
Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide 
1982
Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 
1983
Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title 
1984
Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer 
1985
15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched 
1986
43th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win 
1986
NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point 
1986
South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president 
1986
Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons 
1987
61st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76) 
1988
1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins 
1988
76th Australian Mens Tennis: M Wilander beats P Cash (63 67 36 61 86) 
1988
9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside" 
1988
Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win Cricket's World Series Cup 
1988
Cerebral Palsy telethon 
1989
1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex 
1990
Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon 
1991
"Les Miserables," opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal 
1993
14th annual star-athon $24,000,000 
1993
Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed 
1993
Soyuz TM-16 launches 
1993
US male 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) 
2003
The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation. 
2006
After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party 
2009
Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. 
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 
2016
7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Alaska 
2016
Thai, Malaysian officials to investigate whether new debris is from MH370 
2016
At least 13 dead after tourist boat capsizes near Nicaragua; more missing 
2017
China urges US to act and speak cautiously on South China Sea 
2017
Japan trade minister says will keep stressing importance of TPP to US 
2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton recovering after collapsing during speech 
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