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