Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 24

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This is a list of selected January 24 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1438 – The Council of Basel suspended Pope Eugene IV and pronounced him deposed the following year, giving rise to a new schism by electing Amadeus VIII of Savoy as an antipope. needs more footnotes
1639 – The Fundamental Orders, the first written constitution in North American history, were adopted in Connecticut. unreferenced section
1857 – The University of Calcutta, the first modern university in the Indian subcontinent, was established. cleanup required
1891Prime Minister John Ballance began his term with his Liberal Party, the first political party in power in New Zealand. needs more footnotes; lead too short
1900Second Boer War: Boer forces stopped a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop. refimprove section
1924 – Three days after the death of Vladimir Lenin, the City of Petrograd, founded by Peter the Great of Russia in 1703, was renamed Leningrad. refimprove section; best moved to May 27 (date of founding)
1961 – A Boeing B-52 Stratofortress carrying two Mark 39 nuclear weapons broke up in mid-air near Goldsboro, North Carolina; one bomb was recovered intact, the other disintegrated. refimprove section
1972 – Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II. refimprove section
1977 – During the Spanish transition to democracy, neo-fascists attacked an office near the Atocha railway station in Madrid, where specialists of labour law, members of the Workers' Commissions trade union, and of the then Communist Party of Spain had gathered, killing five people and injuring four others. refimprove
2009Klaus, the most damaging European storm since Lothar and Martin in December 1999, made landfall near Bordeaux, France. refimprove section


January 24

Bust of Caligula
Bust of Caligula

Pope Stephen IV (d. 817) · Constance Naden (b. 1858) · August Meyszner (d. 1947)

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