About January 24

January 24, 2021 is the 24th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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 19 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 24

  • 1438
    The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
  • 1679
    King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  • 1742
    Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1817
    Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
  • 1857
    The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1862
    Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
  • 1878
    The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1916
    In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
  • 1977
    Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • 1984
    The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  • 1986
    Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 2003
    The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  • 2009
    The storm Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.

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