January 24 in History
1848January 24, 1848:
Gold is discovered in the American River in California by a carpenter named James Wilson Marshall.
1857January 24, 1857:
The University of Calcutta is established.
1908January 24, 1908:
Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell organizes the first-ever Boy Scout troop.
1935January 24, 1935:
Beer is sold in cans for the first time through a partnership between the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company and the American Can Company.
1940January 24, 1940:
The film, “The Grapes of Wrath”, based on a novel of the same name, is released worldwide.
1984January 24, 1984:
The first Macintosh is unveiled at Apple Inc.’s shareholders’ meeting by Steve Jobs.
1989January 24, 1989:
Ted Bundy, the American serial killer believed to have killed more than 30 women, is executed aged 42.
2006January 24, 2006:
Movie animation company, Pixar is purchased by the Walt Disney Company for $7.4 billion.
2011January 24, 2011:
British singer Adele releases her second studio album, “21”.
2018January 24, 2018:
Former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar receives a prison sentence of 40 to 175 years for sexually assaulting athletes and possessing child pornography.