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Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and sadistic despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula's uncle Claudius as Emperor (24. January 41)

The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV. (24. January 1438)

Matthias I Corvinus becomes king of Hungary. (24. January 1458)

Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. (24. January 1624)

King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament. (24. January 1679)

Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. (24. January 1742)

During the Seven Years' War the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth I of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763) (24. January 1758)

Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta. (24. January 1817)

Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later. (24. January 1835)

California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento. (24. January 1848)

The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in South Asia. (24. January 1857)

Political and state union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as Domnitor in both Principalities. (24. January 1859)

Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania. (24. January 1862)

The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg. (24. January 1878)

Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop. (24. January 1900)

The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell. (24. January 1908)

Japanese anarchist Shūsui Kōtoku is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice. (24. January 1911)

In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional. (24. January 1916)

The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS) (24. January 1918)

The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices. (24. January 1933)

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