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24 January

41 – Roman Empire – Emperor Caligula assassinated. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/caligula.html

817 – Rome – Pope Stephen IV died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Stephen_IV

847 – Rome – Pope Sergius died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sergius_II

1059– Rome – Gérard de Bourgogne, bishop of Florence, became Pope Nicholas II. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Nicholas_II

1118 – Rome – Giovanni Coniula became Pope Gelasius II. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelasius_II

1458 – Hungary – Matthias I Corvinus became king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_I_Corvinus_of_Hungary

1679 – England – Charles II dissolved the Cavalier Parliament. http://bcw-project.org/church-and-state/the-restoration/restoration-settlement

1742 – Holy Roman Empire – Charles VII Albert became Holy Roman Emperor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_VII,_Holy_Roman_Emperor

1817 – The Andes – Action of Picheuta (Argentine & Chilean Wars of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_Picheuta

1835 – Brazil – Malê Revolt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal%C3%AA_Revolt

1848 – USA – California Gold Rush began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush

1857 – India – University of Calcutta founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Calcutta

1862 – Romania – Bucharest became capital. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucharest

1900 – South Africa – Battle of Spion Kop ended (Second Boer War). http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-of-spion-kop/

1908 – England – First? Boy Scout Troop formed by Robert Baden-Powell. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boy-scouts-movement-begins https://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/first-official-boy-scout-troop-january-24-1908/

1933 – USA – Pacific Air Transport plane crashed at Eugene, OR, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19330124-0


1939 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 8.3Mw, epicentre in Chillán, 28,000 killed. http://youtu.be/GtAPZsvhByY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_Chill%C3%A1n_earthquake

1942 – Thailand – Allied forces attacked Bangkok (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Bangkok_in_World_War_II

1943 – UK – RAF plane crashed off Black Rock, Isle of Islay, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430124-0

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Farmersville, LA, 10 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440124-0

1945 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Jamaica Bay, Long Island, NY, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450124-2

1945 – Poland – Battle of Poznań began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pozna%C5%84_(1945)

1947 – Greece – Dimitrios Maximos became Prime Minister.

1949 – Germany – RAF plane crashed near Utecht, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490124-0

1950 – Philippines – Philippines Air Lines plane missing near Iloilo, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500124-0

1950 – Madagascar – STA plane crashed near Tamatave, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500124-1


1961 – USA – USAF plane broke up in mid air, near Goldsboro, CA, 3 killed. https://youtu.be/Mq2M2cmAlvg   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_Goldsboro_B-52_crash

1965 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 8.2Mw, epicentre in Sanana, 71 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Ceram_Sea_earthquake

1966 – France – Air India Flight 101 crashed at Mont Blanc, 117 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19660124-0 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26436090

1968 – South Vietnam – Operation Coburg began (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Coburg

1977 – Spain – Massacre of Atocha. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Massacre_of_Atocha

1981 – China – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Sichuan, 150 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Dawu_earthquake

1990 – Japan – Lunar probe Hiten launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1990-007A

2009 – France – Storm Klaus made landfall near Bordeaux. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Klaus

2011 – Russia – Bombs exploded at Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, 35 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12268662

2014 – Egypt – Bombs exploded in Cairo, 7 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25874370

York

1328 – Edward III married Philippa, niece of John Lord Beaumont, in Cathedral. http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/medieval/king-edward-iii-and-york