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1/24/2023 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - January 24

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Today in History in 1679 King Charles II disbanded the English parliament; in 1899 the rubber heel was patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan; and in 1984 Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the Macintosh personal computer.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 41 - Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards.
  • 1679 - King Charles II disbands English parliament
  • 1722 - Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system
  • 1848 - James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California
  • 1857 - The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1899 - Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • 1908 - Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts
  • 1924 - Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
  • 1927 - Director Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England.
  • 1943 - Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
  • 1962 - Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1984 - Apple Computer Inc. unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1712 - Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia (1740-86)
  • 1917 - Ernest Borgnine, Hamden Ct, actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale, Marty), (d. 2012)
  • 1941 - Aaron Neville, US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
  • 1941 - Neil Diamond, Brooklyn NY, singer/actor (Jazz Singer)
  • 1949 - John Belushi, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings

  • 1328 - King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen (Hainault)
  • 1884 - Abolutionist Frederick Douglass marries 2nd wife suffragist Helen Pitts
  • 1978 - Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1981 - Singer Davy Jones (35) weds Anita Pollinger
  • 2004 - Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Deaths

  • 41 - Caligula, [G C Germanicus], Roman emperor (37-41), assassinated at 28 by Praetorian Guards. Known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism.
  • 1965 - Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90
  • 1975 - Larry Fine, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72
  • 1989 - Ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42
  • 1993 - Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84
  • 2012 - James Farentino, American actor, dies from heart failure at 73

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