24th January, on this day

0772 Stephen III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0817 Stephen IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0817 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
1328 King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen
1458 Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary
1534 François I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
1568 In the Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
1568 Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
1597 Battle of Turnhout
1639 Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders
1644 Battle at Nantwich Cheshire Parliamentary armies win
1652 Duke of Orléans joins Fronde rebels
1656 1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
1679 King Charles II disbands English parliament
1722 Czar Peter the Great begins civil system
1742 German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
1764 Governor Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire
1839 Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society
1847 1,500 New Mexican Indians and Mexicans defeated by US Colonel Price
1848 James Marshall discovers gold at Sutter's Sawmill in California , USA – sparking the 'Great Gold Rush'
1861 Arsenal at Augusta GA seized by Confederacy
1861 Federal troops from Fort Monroe are sent to Fort Pikens
1862 Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza
1874 General J van Swieten conquers Kraton Atjeh, after 1000's die
1874 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg Russia
1887 Battle of Dogali
1892 Battle at Mengo, Uganda French missionaries attack British missionaries
1887 Battle of Dogali:Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians
1899 Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, formed in England
1900 Battle at Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1901 Emily Hobhouse views Lord Kitchener's concentration camp at Bloemfontein
1902 Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
1908 General Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts
1913 Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
1915 German-British sea battle at Doggersbank and Helgoland
1916 World War I: Britain introduces Conscription - the automatic call-up of all those eligible to join the Armed Services
1922 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
1922 Lehman Caves National Monument established
1923 Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico established
1924 Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
1924 Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad
1925 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
1925 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
1935 In America, canned beer goes on sale for the first time - made by the Krueger Brewery of Richmond, Virginia
1936 Benny Goodman and orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
1939 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion, Chile
1939 Spanish government moves to Figueras
Reinhard Heydrich is appointed by Goering for the solution to "The Jewish question."
1941 British troops march into Abyssinia
1942 American troops land in Samoa, as part of a strategy to stop the Japanese advance in the Pacific.
1943 Hitler orders nazi troops at Stalingrad to fight to death
1943 Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
1944 Allied troops occupy Nettuno, Italy
1944 Battle of Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket
1945 Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg
1951 Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
1952 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
1958 After warming to 100,000,000º, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion
1960 Algeria uprises against French President De Gaulle
1962 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
1962 Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
1964 Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
1966 An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
1969 Queen Juliana appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
1969 Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
1972 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
1975 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
1976 British politician Margaret Thatcher, leader of the Conservative Party, is dubbed 'The Iron Lady' in the Soviet newspaper 'Red Star' after her speech on the threat of Communism
1977 5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid
1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer
1986 The beginning of the end for London's Fleet Street - home to most British national newspapers - when staff of the 'Sun' and 'News of the World' are told they are moving to new premises in London's Docklands
1986 Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
1986 South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
1989 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
1990 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
1993 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
1993 Turkish journalist and writer Ugur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara
1993 Soyuz TM-16 launches
1996 Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
2003 The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation
2007 Air West Flight 612, a Boeing 737 with 103 people on board, is hijacked over Sudan shortly after taking off from Khartoum, but lands safely in N'Djamena, Chad.

24th January 2006

Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Dozens killed in Europe's freeze

Iran blocks BBC Persian website

24th January 2007

Katsav 'will resign if indicted'

New push to control Baghdad area

China net use may soon surpass US

24th January 2008

Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn

Iraqi police chief dies in ambush

US-led raid 'kills Afghan police'

24th January 2009

European storm death toll mounts

Somali capital bombing kills 16

Falluja car bomb blast 'kills 13'

24th January 2010

Haiti capital earthquake death toll 'tops 150,000'

'Bin Laden tape' warns of attacks

Yemen troops killed in attack

Birthdates which occurred on 24th January :

0076 Publius A Hadrianus 14th Roman Emperor (117-138)
1664 Sir John Vanbrugh London, dramatist/architect (baptized)
1679 Christian von Wolff German philosopher
1705 Farinelli "Carlo Broschi" Andria Italy, castrato
1712 Frederick II (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)
1712 Georg F Schmidt German engraver/etcher
1732 Pierre de Beaumarchais France, playwright (Barber of Seville)
1746 Gustav III king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
1750 Wybo Fijnje Dutch politician/patriot/journalist
1758 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel composer
1767 Antony CW Staring Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)
1774 Karl Moser composer
1776 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
1778 Charles F duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X
1798 Karl von Staudt German math professor (projective geometrician)
1798 Karl von Holtei Silesian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden)
1800 Sir Edwin Chadwick British social reformer
1814 Abraham van Stolk Dutch resources/art collector
1820 John Milton Thayer Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1828 Adam Jacoby Slemmer Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1828 Ferdinand J Cohn German botanist/publicist
1828 Karol Studzinski composer
1829 William Mason composer
1832 John Pegram Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1833 Bernhard Erdmannsdörffer German, historian (Deutsche Geschichte)
1859 Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky composer
1862 Edith Wharton[-Jones] US, novelist (Ethan Frome, Age of Innocence, House of Mirth)
1874 Arthur Shomburg famous African
1880 Elisabeth Achelis creator (World Calendar)
1883 Estelle Winwood [Goodwin], England, actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
1888 Ernst Heinrich Heinkel German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
1888 Hedwig "Vicki" Baum Austrian/US author (Men Never Know)
1891 Walter Model German field marshal
1895 Albin Zollinger Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
1895 Eugen Roth writer
1895 Hans Fischböck Austria, Finance minister (Nazi-occupied Holland)
1902 Walter Keirnan New Haven CT, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
1902 Oskar Morgenstern German/US economist
1903 Robert Gwathmey artist (Arts & Letters)
1906 Norman Cook museum curator
1907 Alfonse Vranckx Belgian lawyer/politician
1907 Maurice Couve de Murville France premier (1968-69)
1909 Ann Todd Hartford England, actress (Paradine Case, 7th Veil)
1909 Tiny Winters musician
1911 C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore US, sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
1912 Ken Weekes cricketer (West Indies batsman vs England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
1913 Mark Goodson TV game-show producer (Goodson-Toddman)
1913 Norman Dello Joio [Dello Ioio], New York City NY, composer
1915 Ernest Borgnine Hamden CT, actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale, Marty)
1915 Robert B Motherwell US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
1915 Vitezslava Kapralova composer
1916 John Corner scientist
1916 Vic Stollmeyer cricketer (brother of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
1918 John McLiam Alberta, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh)
1918 Oral Roberts Televangelist; needs $8,000,000 (Oral Roberts College)
1918 Gottfried von Einem Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
1919 Leon Kirchner Brooklyn NY, opera composer (Lily)
1919 Nora Beloff journalist/author
1920 Don Saddler Van Nuys CA, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
1920 Jerry Maren actor (munchkin-Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese)
1921 Bernard J Dwyer (Representative-D-NJ, 1981- )
1922 Neil Franklin soccer star
1923 Simeon ten Holt composer
1924 8th Earl Spencer English large landowner/father of Diane
1924 David Craighead composer
1924 Klaus George Roy composer
1924 Marvin Kaplan Brooklyn NY, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice)
1924 Robert W Kastenmeier (Representative-D-WI, 1959- )
1925 Maria Tallchief Fairfax OK, ballerina
1925 William Hudson California, actor (I Led 3 Lives)
1927 Paula Hawkins (Senator-R-FL, 1981-86)
1928 Desmond Morris English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
1930 Bernard Matthews English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire
1931 Ib Norholm composer
1931 Kees Zÿlstra Dutch MP (PvdA)
1932 Werner Steger composer
1933 Zeke Carey US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You)
1936 Doug Kershaw Louisiana, plays electric fiddle
1936 Jack Scott Canada, rocker (My True Love)
1936 Daniel Goode composer
1938 Julius Arthur Hemphill saxophonist
1939 Ray Stevens Clarksdale GA, singer (Ahab the Arab, The Streak)
1940 Flip Buurmeijer Dutch MP (PvdA)
1941 Michael Chapman Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)
1941 Neil Diamond Brooklyn NY, singer/actor (Jazz Singer)
1941 Aaron Neville US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
1943 Sharon Tate Dallas TX, actress (Valley of the Dolls)
1943 Julie Bennett Beverly Hills CA, actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear)
1944 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], author (World of Star Trek)
1946 Hubert M "Jubi" Kirindongo Curaçaos sculptor/painter
1946 John Harrison South African correspondent (BBC)
1946 Michael Ontkean Vancouver BC, actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks)
1947 Giorgio Chinaglia soccer star (Lazio of Italy, New York Cosmos)
1947 Warren Zevon Chicago IL, rocker (Excitable Boy)
1947 David Randall priest
1948 Elliott Abrams assistant secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
1949 John Belushi Chicago IL, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers)
1949 Bart Gordon (Representative-D-TN, 1985- )
1950 Daniel Auteuil Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
1951 Yakov Smirnoff Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)
1952 William F Readdy Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
1953 Brian Matthews Philadelphia PA, actor (The Burning)
1955 James Montgomery US 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1976)
1955 Julian Holland rocker (Squeeze)
1958 Frank Ullrich East Germany, world biathlon champion
1960 Nastassja Kinski Berlin Germany, actress (Tess, Cat People)
1961 Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov Bulgaria, cosmonaut
1962 Sultan Zarawani cricketer (United Arab Emirates captain 1996 World Cup)
1964 Rob Dibble Bridgeport CT, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1964 Ronnie McCann Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)
1965 Ross MacDonald Vancouver BC, star yachter (Olympics-96)
1966 Kim Saiki Inglewood CA, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th)
1966 Mike Forgeron Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
1967 Chris Warren NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
1967 Shannon Butler South Lake Tahoe CA, 10k runner
1968 Mark Burmester cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)
1968 Mary Lou Retton Fairmont WV, gymnast (Olympics-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84)
1968 Ross Powell US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
1968 Scott Mercier Harbor City CA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1969 Louise McPaul Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1969 Stephanie Romanov actress (Teri Spencer-Models Inc)/model (Elite)
1970 Chris Bartolone hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
1970 Matthew Lillard actor (Scream)
1971 Tonya Crowe Long Beach CA, actress (Olivia-Knots Landing)
1971 Cory Bailey US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1971 Joe Panos NFL guard/center (Philadelphia Eagles)
1971 John Reece WLAF/NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys)
1971 Saalman Raelyn Fostoria Ohio, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold)
1972 Jay Walker quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
1972 Joe Garten WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 Raphael Graetz WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 Salima Davidson Pittsburgh Penn, volleyball setter (Olympics-96)
1972 Shannon Garrett CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 Chris Ferraro Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Olympics-94, New York Rangers)
1973 Erik Gervais Valleyfield Québec Canada, kayaker (Olympics-96)
1973 Peter Ferraro Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Olympics-94, New York Rangers)
1973 Richard Aimonetto hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1974 Kristy Sargeant Edmonton Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)
1974 Layla Linn Miss New Mexico-USA (1996)
1974 Tim Biakabutuka running back (Carolina Panthers)
1975 Danielle Connors Miss Virginia-USA (1996)
1976 Laure Belleville Miss France-Universe (1996)
1976 Shae-Lynn Bourne Chatham Ontario, ice dancer (Bourne & Kraatz - 1995 World Champions-4th)
1977 Lenka Cenkova Trinec Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-Germany)
1979 Tatyana M Ali New York City NY, actress (Sesame Street, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
1993 Ashley Jade Stern daughter of radio personality Howard Stern


Deaths which occurred on January 24th:
0041 Caligula [G C Germanicus], Roman emperor (37-41), assassinated at 28
0661 Ali ibn Abu Talib kalief of Islam (656-61), murdered
0772 Stefanus III/IV pope (768-72), dies
0817 Stefanus IV [V/Colonna], pope (816-17), dies
1336 Alfonso IV the Benignant, king of Aragon (1327-36), dies at 36
1473 Conrad Paumann German blind organist/composer, dies
1547 Henry Howard Earl of Surrey, executed for treason
1639 George Jenatsch Grisons leader, assassinated
1666 Johann Andreas Herbst composer, dies at 77
1678 Joan Maetsuyker Governor-General of Netherlands East-Indies, dies at 72
1805 Giacomo Conti composer, dies at 50
1812 Eligio Celestino composer, dies at 72
1851 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini Italian composer, dies at 76
1862 James McIntosh US confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at about 33
1864 Otto Jonas Lindblad composer, dies at 54
1864 Stephen Gardner Champlin Brigadier General (Union), dies at about 36
1883 Friedrich von Flotow German baron/composer, dies at 70
1884 Johann Christian Gebauer composer, dies at 75
1885 Martin R Delany politician & black nationalist, dies at 72
1901 Simon Hassler composer, dies at 68
1904 Franz Coenen composer, dies at 77
1911 Carl Eilhardt composer, dies at 67
1913 Gustav Luders composer, dies at 47
1924 Thephilo Braga Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80
1929 Willem Royaards theater director (Adam in Ballingschap), dies
1940 Emile van Bosch revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
1943 John Burns English minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
1947 Felix Timmermans writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60
1950 Bull Montana actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62
1953 [Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt General-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77
1957 Daniel Taylor cricketer (brother of Herbie, 2 Tests for South Africa 1914), dies
1960 John Miljan actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
1960 Rutland Boughton composer, dies at 82
1961 Willem J M van Eysinga people rights scholar, dies at 82
1962 Tom Shirley actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
1964 Joseph Schildkraut actor (Joseph Schildkraut Presents), dies at 68
1965 Winston Churchill PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90
1967 Howard Charles Shaiffer entertainer, dies at 49
1969 Pauline Hall composer, dies at 78
1969 Tom Zachary baseball pitcher (Washington Senators), dies at 72
1970 James "Shep" Shepherd rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
1972 Jerome Cowan actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74
1973 J Carrol Naish actor (Charlie Chan-Adventures of Charlie Chan), dies at 72
1973 Alan Lisette cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for New Zealand 1956), dies
1975 Larry Fine actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72
1979 Jerry Damon comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
1979 Mabel Taliaferro actress (My Love Come Back), dies at 91
1983 George Cukor director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
1986 Gordon MacRae singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
1986 L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard author/founder of Scientology (Dianetics,Death Quest), dies at 74
1988 Charles Glenn King biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
1989 Ted Bundy serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42
1990 Madge Bellamy actress (White Zombie), dies at 87
1991 George Gobel comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
1991 Lawrence Lott actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
1992 Charles Moulin French actor (French Tarzan), dies
1992 John Bleifer actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 90
1992 Tina Chow model, dies of AIDs at 41
1993 Thurgood Marshall 1st black supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84
1993 Ugur Mumcu Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies
1994 Michalis Vranopoulos head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48
1995 Ian Prestt English ornithologist, dies at 65
1995 Victor Reinganum artist, dies at 87
1995 Wim H Sinnige Amsterdam PvdA alderman of Finance, dies at 60
1996 Sandor Iharos athlete, dies at 65
1996 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls campaigner, dies at 75
1997 Callum Alexander MacDonald historian, dies at 49
1998 Jay Monahan husband of Katie Couric, dies of cancer at 42

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