Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Week 47)

January 24 in History

What happened on January 24 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 24 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 24 in history.

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1982
A draft of Air Force history reports that the U.S. secretly sprayed herbicides on Laos during the Vietnam War.
1980
In a rebuff to the Soviets, the U.S. announces intentions to sell arms to China.
1965
Winston Churchill dies from a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 90.
1951
Indian leader Nehru demands that the UN name Peking as an aggressor in Korea.
1946
The UN establishes the International Atomic Energy Commission.
1945
A German attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest is finally halted by the Soviets.
1931
The League of Nations rebukes Poland for the mistreatment of a German minority in Upper Silesia.
1927
British expeditionary force of 12,000 is sent to China to protect concessions at Shanghai.
1915
The German cruiser Blücher is sunk by a British squadron in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
1911
U.S. Cavalry is sent to preserve the neutrality of the Rio Grande during the Mexican Civil War.
1903
U.S. Secretary of State John Hay and British Ambassador Herbert create a joint commission to establish the Alaskan border.
1848
Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter’s sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.
1722
Czar Peter the Great caps his reforms in Russia with the “Table of Rank” which decrees a commoner can climb on merit to the highest positions.
1639
Representatives from three Connecticut towns band together to write the Fundamental Orders, the first constitution in the New World.
1458
Matthias Corvinus, the son of John Hunyadi, is elected king of Hungary.