January 24 in History

January 24 in Pop Culture History

January 24th is…
Beer Can Appreciation Day
Belly Laugh Day
Change a Pet’s Life Day
Macintosh Computer Day
National Compliment Day
Peanut Butter Day
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day

41 – Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated.

1848 – Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill, Coloma, California, by James W. Marshall.

1899 – The US patent (#618128) for a rubber ‘safety heel’ was issued to Humphrey O’Sullivan

1922 – The ‘Eskimo Pie’, an ice cream center covered in chocolate, was patented (#1404539) by Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa.

1935 – The 1st beer in a can – ‘Krueger Cream Ale’ is sold by the Kruger Brewing Company.

1950 – A microwave oven patent (#2495429) was issued to Percy LeBaron Spencer under the title ‘Method of Treating Foodstuffs’.

1963 – Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWWF (later WWE) wrestling champ, and Thesz became the NWA champion.

1965 – Winston Churchill died on the morning of Sunday, January 24, 1965, exactly 70 years after his father’s death.

1976 – #1 Hit January 24, 1976 – January 30, 1976: Diana Ross – Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)

1984 – Apple Computer unveiled the Macintosh personal computer.

1987 – #1 Hit January 24, 1987 – February 6, 1987: Billy Vera and the Beaters – At This Moment

1995- Live coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial began. Day-time network soap operas were preempted for almost nine months.

2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially began operation.

2014 – I, Frankenstein debuted in theaters.


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