1848 – The California Gold Rush started on the 24th January 1848 when James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
1857 – The University of Calcutta was formally founded as the 1st fully-fledged university in south Asia on the 24th January 1857.
1862 – Bucharest was proclaimed capital of Romania on the 24th January 1862.
1908 – The 1st Boy Scout troop was organized in England on the 24th January 1908 by Robert Baden-Powell.
1939 – The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history hit Chillán on the 24th January 1939.
1941 – Neil Diamond the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 24th January 1941.
1941 – Aaron Neville the American singer from the Neville Brothers was born on the 24th January 1941.
1943 – Sharon Tate the American actress was born on the 24th January 1943 (d. 1969).
1949 – John Belushi the American actor was born on the 24th January 1949 (d. 1982).
1961 – Nastassja Kinski the German-American actress was born on the 24th January 1961.
1974 ~ Melissa Tkautz the Australian actress, singer-songwriter and model was born on the 24th January 1974. Melissa Tkautz’s official website: www.MelissaTkautz.net | Melissa Tkautz Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MelissaTkautz | Twitter verified: www.twitter.com/Melissa_Tkautz | iTunes | YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/MelissaTkautz | YouTube video: “Melissa Tkautz – The Hits & More” Promo 2012…
1979 – Nik Wallenda American acrobat and daredevil was born on the 24th January 1979.
1984 – The 1st Apple Macintosh went on sale on the 24th January 1984.
1986 – Mischa Barton, English-American actress was born on the 24th January 1986.
1986 – Voyager 2 passed within 81,500 kilometres (50,600 mi) of Uranus on the 24th January 1986.
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