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January 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 24

January 24th celebrates Peanut Butter Day and Belly Laugh Day.

Welcome to day 24 of 365! We’re still 341 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Here you’ll find some incredibly important historical events that happened throughout history on this day, including major developments in technology, space and war.

Did you know that on this day in 1935, the first canned beer received instant approval by customers? It reached a 91% approval rate from the public.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 24th in history!

What Happened On January 24 In History?

2006

Walt Disney announced it was going to buy Pixar.

OTD in 2006: Walt Disney announced it was going to buy Pixar.
The sale of the computer animation film studio, Pixar, cost Disney $7.4 billion USD. The deal was approved the following day.
1986

NASA’s Voyager 2 came into close contact with Uranus and captured many images that uncovered 11 new moons.

Source NASA
1984

Macintosh personal computer by Apple was put on sale in US, changing the world of computing.

1975

The world’s first McDonald’s drive-through was opened in Arizona.

OTD in 1975: The world's first McDonald's drive-through was opened in Arizona.
1972

A Japanese soldier was found hiding in Guam.

Local farmers discovered a Japanese sergeant, Shoichi Yokoi, hiding in Guam. He had been hiding in the jungles of Guam for a total of 28 years and was completely unaware that WWII had ended.
1939

Chillán earthquake killed approximately 28,000 people.

The 8.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 23:32 and brought half the city down to the ground. Just 5 seconds later Concepción was also hit and 95% of all buildings were destroyed.
1935

The first canned beer received instant approval by customers.

Krueger's Cream Ale canned beer first went on sale on this day in the US and customers gave it a 91% approval rating. Cheers to Krueger Brewing Company!
1908

Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell published his manual “Scouting for Boys”.

The manual included details on self-instruction in outdoor skills, and self-improvement. The book became the inspiration for the Scout Movement.
1839

Charles Darwin was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his revolutionary role in developing science.

OTD in 1839: Charles Darwin was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his revolutionary role in developing science.
1679

England’s first Parliament (Cavalier Parliament) was shut down by King Charles II.

1121

King Henry I of England married his second wife, Adeliza of Louvain.

At the time King Henry I was 53 years old and Adeliza was 18.

Did you know that on this day, January 24th 1935, the first canned beer received instant approval by customers?