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This Day in History: January 24

January 24: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1848 - California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento.
  2. 1908 - The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
  3. 1918 - The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS).
  4. 1933 - The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
  5. 1986 - Voyager 2 passes within 81,500 kilometres (50,600 mi) of Uranus.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Andrew Ellicott (American surveyor), Edith Wharton (American author), Morris Travers (English chemist), Dan Shechtman (Israeli scientist, Nobel Prize laureate), Michio Kaku (Japanese-American physicist)

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