History – 24 January 2019

  • 1556 – In China, eight million thirty thousand people died in the devastating earthquake.
  • 1824 – Petrograd was renamed as Leningrad in Russia.
  • 1839 – Charles Darwin elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
  • 1857 – establishment of Calcutta University
  • 1924 – City of St. Petersburg city of Russia was changed to Leningrad.
  • 1936 – Albert Seiruit becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1939 – Chilean earthquake killed 30 thousand people
  • 1950 – Jan Gana Mana accepted as national anthem
  • 1950 – Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of Independent India.
  • 1951 – Prem Mathur becomes India’s first female commercial pilot.
  • 1952 – ‘First International Film Festival’ was organized in Mumbai.
  • 1966 – Air India crashed in Boeing Alps, in which 114 people including Dr. Homi Bhabha were killed.
  • 1973 – A war ceasefire was announced in Laos and Cambodia with the closure of the Vietnam War.
  • 1989 – More than a hundred workers are trapped in gold mine in Peru
  • 1991 – Republic of Lithuania sought to remove the troops of the Soviet Union.
  • 1993 – Soews T.M. 16 were launched.
  • 1993 – Three people were killed and many injured in a fight with American soldiers in Somalia.
  • 1996 – S.R. For the first time in America’s history Hillary Clinton, the country’s first woman, was ordered to appear in the court.
  • 2000 – Presidential approval of the 79th amendment to the Constitution to increase the reservation of Dalits to 10 years for elections
  • 2001 – India’s signature on the Bio-Security Treaty.
  • 2001 – Parliament approval for being President of Joseph Kabila.
  • 2002 – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives in Islamabad
  • 2002 – Redistribution of mediation between India and Pakistan.
  • 2002 – Indian satellite INSAT-3C successfully installed in its class.
  • 2003 – North Korea and South Korea agree on peaceful resolution of nuclear crisis
  • 2003 – Extradition treaty between India and France occurred.
  • 2005 – Andhra Pradesh’s Telugesham MLA Parathala Ravi was shot dead.
  • 2005 – Bhutan King Jigme Singhe Wangchuk, Chief Guest of the Republic Day Celebrations 2005, arrives in India.
  • 2007 – Agreement between Russia and India to create nuclear reactor
  • 2008 – Former Army Chief J.J. Singh was made the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • 2008 – Pakistani Army freed three areas in a fierce battle with militants near the Afghan border in southern Waziristan.
  • 2010 – 56th National Film Awards were announced for the year 2008. Best Supporting Actor in Film, ‘Endless’, Marathi Actor Upendra Limaye was nominated for Best Actor and Actress Priyanka Chopra as Best Actress.
  • 2011 – Bombings at Moscow’s Donodidovo airport killed 35 people, injured 180

 
Born on January 24th

  • 1826 – Gyanendra Mohan Tagore – First Indian Barrister
  • 1877 – Pulin Bihari Das – was a great freedom fighter and revolutionary.
  • 1914 – Shah Nawaz Khan – Officer of ‘Azad Hind Fauj’.
  • 1924 – Karpuri Thakur – Freedom Fighter and former Chief Minister of Bihar.
  • 1945 – Subhash Ghai, a producer-director of Hindi films.

Deaths on January 24

  • 1958 – Chandrabali Pandey, famous litterateur.
  • 1965 – Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill passed away.
  • 1966 – Homi Jehangir Bhabha, Indian physicist
  • 2011 – Bhimsen Joshi, Bharat Ratna Awarded Classical Singer

Important events and festivities of 24th January

  •  Mr. Karpuri Thakur Jayanti
  •  Shri Homi Jehangir Bhabha Smriti Divas
  •  Mr. Bhimsen Joshi Memorial Day
  •  National Girl’s Day (India)