All Events

Historical Events on January 24

  • Bucharest


    Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.

  • Second Boer War


    Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.

  • World War One


    World War One: British Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty engage Rear-Admiral Franz von Hipper's battle cruisers in the Battle of Dogger Bank.

  • World War II


    World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt


    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.

  • Algerian War


    Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the "barricades week", during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.

  • Vietnam War


    Vietnam War: The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa

  • Soviet Union


    Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.

  • Apple Computer


    Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.

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