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January 24th, 2041EventGaius Caesar (Caligula), known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. Claudius succeeds his nephew.
January 24th, 2003EventThe United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
January 24th, 1996EventPolish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
January 24th, 1994EventTurkey s First Satellite Turksat 1A falls into the ocean.
January 24th, 1993EventTurkish journalist and writer Ugur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
January 24th, 1986EventVoyager 2 passes within 81,500 km (50,680 miles) of Uranus.
January 24th, 1984EventThe first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
January 24th, 1978EventSoviet satellite Cosmos 954 burns up in Earth s atmosphere, scattering debris over Canada s Northwest Territories.
January 24th, 1978EventRose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.
January 24th, 1977EventMassacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.

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