Thursday, January 24, 2008
Saturday, January 24, 2004
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Terrorist suspect John Walker Lindh's hearing begins.
Wednesday, January 24, 2001
The last two of the Texas 7 are taken into custody in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
God's Army, a Karen militia group led by twins Johnny and Luther Htoo, takes 700 hostages at a Thai hospital near the Burmese border.
Wednesday, January 24, 1996
Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow. He is replaced by Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz.
Social democrat Poul Nyrup Rasmussen succeeds conservative Poul Schlüter as Prime Minister of Denmark.
Mir Aimal Kasi fires a rifle and kills 2 employees outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
Thursday, January 24, 1991
Tuesday, January 24, 1989
Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida's electric chair.
Tuesday, January 24, 1984
Red rain falls in the UK, caused by sand from the Sahara Desert in the droplets.
Thursday, January 24, 1980
Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi is discovered in Guam he had spent 28 years in the jungle.
Himachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian state.
"Intelsat IV" (F2) is launched it enters commercial service over the Atlantic Ocean March 26
n government sentences to death 92 Guinea
ns who helped Portuguese troops in the failed landing attempts in November 1970
72 are sentenced to hard labor
for life 58 of the sentenced are hanged the next day.
Tuesday, January 24, 1961
Acting to halt 'leftist excesses,' a junta composed of 2 army officers and 4 civilians takes over El Salvador, ousting another junta that had ruled for 3 months.
A major insurrection occurs in Algiers
against French colonial policy.
Thursday, January 24, 1952
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canada-born Governor General of Canada.
Tuesday, January 24, 1950
Cold War: Klaus Fuchs, German émigré and physicist, confesses to an MI5 interrogator that he is a Soviet spy: for 7 years, he passed top secret data on U.S. and British nuclear weapons research to the Soviet Union. Fuchs is formally charged on February 2. Christopher Andrew, "Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5" (Random House Digital, 2009) pp387-388
Dimitrios Maximos founds a monarchist government in Athens.
Tuesday, January 24, 1939
Thursday, January 24, 1935
Tuesday, January 24, 1922
Wednesday, January 24, 1900
Saturday, January 24, 1885
William Edward Forster
, the chief secretary for Ireland
, introduces his Coercion Bill, which temporarily suspended habeas corpus
so that those people suspected of committing an offence could be detained without trial it goes through a long debate before it is accepted February 2
Thursday, January 24, 1878
Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza under the name Romania (see December 1, 1918 for the final unification, Transylvania and other regions are still missing at that time).
Saturday, January 24, 1857
Thursday, January 24, 1856
California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Saturday, January 24, 1824
Thursday, January 24, 1788
The La Perouse expedition in the "Astrolabe" and "Boussole" arrives off Botany Bay just as Captain Arthur Phillip is attempting to move his colony from there to Sydney Cove in Port Jackson.
Wednesday, January 24, 1776
Wednesday, January 24, 1742
Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor
Tuesday, January 24, 1679
King Charles II of England dissolves the "Cavalier Parliament".
Wednesday, January 24, 1624
February ndash English merchants of the East India Company complain that the great troubles and wars in Japan since their arrival have put them to much pains and charges. Two great cities, Osaka and Sakaii, have been burned to the ground, each one almost as big as London, and not one house left standing, and it is reported above 300,000 men have lost their lives, “yet the old Emperor Ogusho Same hath prevailed and Fidaia Same either been slain or fled secretly away, that no news is to be heard of him.” Jesuits, priests, and friars are banished by the emperor and their churches and monasteries pulled down they put the fault on the arrival of the English it is said if Fidaia Same had prevailed against the emperor, he promised them entrance again, when without doubt all the English would have been driven out of Japan.Text from: 'East Indies: February 1616', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, East Indies, China and Japan: 1513-1616, volume 2 (1864), pp. 457–461. URL: //www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=68785.
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Saturday, January 14, 1503 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, January 15, 1458 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, January 17, 1118 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 18, 1059 (Julianian calendar)
Anselm settles at the Benedictine monastery of Le Bec in Normandy.