In case you are searching for some important historical events that took place on January 24, you are here at the right place. This article titled Today in History – January 24 – India and World provides the most important historical events that took place on this day in both India and world. The article has been segregated into Indian events and world events because Indian readers who are aspiring for Civil Services need to focus on Indian events more than world events. So, let us take a look at the historical events of today…
What Happened On This Day in History – January 24
Today in History – January 24: “India”
1739: Portuguese forces were defeated by Chimnaji Appa, a Peshwa warrior. He captured Tarapur fort.
1857: University of Calcutta was founded formally and 41 member Senate was created for the university
1924: C B Muthamma, first woman IFS officer and also the first woman ambassador of India, was born on this day.
1945: Subhash Ghai, a famous Indian film director, was born.
1966: Homi Bhabha, a great nuclear scientist of India, passed away.
2009: Government of India declared this day as the National Girl Child Day.
Today in History – January 24: “World”
1438: Pope Eugene IV was suspended by the Council of Basil.
1458: Matthias Corvinus was crowned as the King of Hungary.
1679: Cavalier Parliament was dissolved by England’s King Charles.
1742: Charles VII Albert became the Holy Roman Emperor.
1848: During the California Gold Rush, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill (near Sacramento) by James W. Marshall.
1862: Bucharest was declared as Romania’s capital.
1908: Robert Baden-Powell organized the first Boy Scout troop in England.
1915: During the First World War, in the Battle of Dogger Bank, England’s Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty engaged against battle cruisers under Rear-Admiral Franz Von Hipper.
1942: During WWII, forces of Allies bombarded Thailand which was under Japanese control. Thailand declared war against the US and the UK.
1943: During WWII, a conference at Casablanca was concluded by Britain’s Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt of US.
1946: United Nations General Assembly passed its first resolution. United Nations Atomic Energy Commission was established as per the first resolution of United Nations General Assembly.
1984: Macintosh personal computer was put on sale by the Apple Computer in US.