On This Day: January 24th
This is 24th day of the year and 342 days remain in the year.
Roman emperor, Gaius Caesar, better known as Caligula (meaning Little Boot—he used to wear military boots as a child), was murdered.
Robert Baden-Powell organized the first Boy Scout troop in England.
Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.
Voyager Two space probe passes within 51,000 miles of Uranus.
The first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, died.
The Department of Homeland Security, under Tom Ridge, became a cabinet department.
January 24 BirthdaysEdith Wharton1862–1937, American Novelist.
Neil Diamondsinger, songwriter
Warren Zevonsinger, songwriter
Mischa Bartonactor, model
John Belushiactor, comedian
Mary Lou Rettongymnast
Frederick the GreatPrussian King