History's January 24
    2016 TV drama "The X-Files" returns after 13 years, reuniting lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and produced again by Chris Carter
    2015 Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson scores the most NBA points in a quarter with 37 & the most 3-pointers in a quarter with 9
    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
    2011 At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
    2010 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17
    2010 NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)
    2009 Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
    2007 55th NHL All-Star Game: West beats East 12-9 at Dallas, Texas
    2006 After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party
    2003 The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
    2001 Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson resigns
    1999 49th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-6 at Tampa, Florida
    1999 56th Golden Globes: Saving Private Ryan, Jim Carrey, & Cate Blanchett win
    1994 Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
    1993 US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
    1993 Soyuz TM-16 launches
    1993 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
    1993 Turkish journalist and writer U?ur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
    1993 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
    1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal
    1990 14th Commonwealth Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
    1990 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
    1989 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
    1988 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
    1988 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $21 million
    1988 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
    1988 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"
    1988 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
    1988 NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"
    1988 76th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1, 7-6)
    1988 76th Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6)
    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
    1986 Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'
    1986 NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
    1986 43rd Golden Globes: Out of Africa, Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win
    1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
    1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer
    1983 Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
    1982 Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
    1981 Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide
    1981 Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
    1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1978 31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
    1978 Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036)
    1977 Massacre of Atocha in Madrid: five labor lawyers murdered by fascists in Madridvduring the Spanish transition to democracy
    1976 Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
    1976 33rd Golden Globes: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jack Nicholson, & Louise Fletcher win
    1976 George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
    1975 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
    1975 "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
    1974 10th British Commonwealth Games open in Christchurch, New Zealand
    1973 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1972 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
    1972 WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
    1971 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
    1970 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
    1970 Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
    1969 Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics
    1969 Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill
    1969 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
    1969 Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency
    1966 WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
    1966 Over 100 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashed into Mont Blanc
    1964 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
    1964 Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
    1964 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
    1963 Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champion
    1962 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
    1962 Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
    1962 Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
    1962 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
    1961 Edward Albee's "American Dream" premieres in NYC
    1961 Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68
    1960 Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
    1959 Dmitri Shostakovitch's comedy "Cheryomushk" premieres in Moscow
    1959 WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
    1959 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances
    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
    1956 An inquiry considers building homes in a war devastated area in London
    1956 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
    1956 6th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-94 at Rochester, New York
    1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
    1954 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
    1952 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
    1952 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
    1952 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
    1951 Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
    1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
    1948 Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
    1948 Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
    1948 "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
    1947 NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs
    1945 Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg
    1944 Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy
    1943 Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
    1943 Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
    1942 Musical "Star & Garter" premieres in NYC
    1941 British troops march into Abyssinia
    1939 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame
    1939 Spanish government moves to Figueras
    1939 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
    1936 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
    1936 Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
    1935 1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co.
    1933 Noel Coward's "Design for Living" premieres in NYC
    1930 Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
    1930 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
    1927 Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film as director - The Pleasure Garden, in England.
    1925 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
    1925 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
    1924 Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
    1924 Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991
    1923 Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM established
    1922 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
    1922 -54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
    1922 Lehman Caves National Monument established
    1920 12th Australasian Championships: Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley (6-4, 6-0, 6-3)
    1916 The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons
    1915 German-British sea battle at Dogger Bank & Helgoland
    1914 Opera "Madeleine" premieres in NYC
    1913 Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
    1908 Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts
    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
    1901 1st games played in baseball's American League
    1901 Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children
    1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
    1900 Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
    1899 Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
    1899 Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
    1892 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
    1878 Revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, Governor of Saint Petersburg.
    1875 Camille Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre" premieres
    1874 Gen J van Swieten conquerors Kraton Atjeh, after thousands die
    1874 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg
    1862 Romanian principality arises under King Alexander Cuza. Bucharest proclaimed its capital.
    1861 Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens
    1861 Arsenal at Augusta, Georgia, seized by Confederacy
    1859 Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
    1857 The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia.
    1848 James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California
    1847 1,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Col Price
    1839 Charles Darwin elected Fellow of the Royal Society
    1776 Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.
    1764 Gov Winthrop Telescope is destroyed in a Harvard fire
    1742 German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
    1722 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system
    1722 Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)
    1679 King Charles II disbands English parliament
    1659 Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
    1656 1st Jewish doctor in North American colonies, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
    1652 Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels
    1648 Lord Baltimore's representative Margaret Brent ejected from the Maryland Council after requesting right to vote
    1644 Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War
    1639 Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders
    1634 Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor
    1616 Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver
    1613 Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
    1568 Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
    1568 In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
    1534 Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
    1458 Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary
    1118 Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II
    1076 Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII
    817 St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV
    41Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and sadistic despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
    41 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards.
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