A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 24th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On January 24, 41 A.D., the Roman emperor known as Caligula was assassinated by his own Praetorian Guard!
On January 24, 1915, the British Royal Navy Grand Fleet fought a sizable naval engagement against elements of the German Imperial High Seas Fleet in the North Sea at an area called Dogger Bank.
On January 24, 1940, The Grapes of Wrath, a drama film directed by John Ford, was released in theaters in the United States of America.
On January 24, 1972, on the U.S. territory of the island of Guam, Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi was found hiding, believing that World War II was still going on!
On January 24, 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began its operations.
On January 24, 2017, we pick this date at random to celebrate a little explored aspect of police work, that of the dreaded nickname!
On January 24, 2018, the Ashland Eagles women’s basketball team representing Ashland University in Division II college basketball is keeping up the momentum of their terrific National Championship 2016-2017 season by posting a national best record of 19 wins and 0 losses in the 2017-2018 regular season so far.
On January 24, 2023, Americans celebrated National Peanut Butter Day, a day when we can savor the flavor of our favorite bread spread that lends itself to making cookies, pies, candies, and other foodstuffs.
On January 24, 2023, the nominations for the Academy Awards, better known as the “Oscars,” had been released!
On January 24, 2023, the dreaded Doomsday Clock that charts the danger of nuclear war was moved to within 90 seconds of “Midnight,” the ominous harbinger of nuclear disaster.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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