On This Day in History, January 24

Did you know that peanut butter gets its recognition on this day? We all enjoy the nutty treat, and so do our canine friends. Learn what peanut butter is good for your dog. The following is a list of major events that happened on January 24 and made it to the books of history.

Take a look!

  • 1848 – James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California.
  • 1908 – In England, the first Boy Scout troop was organized by Robert Baden-Powell.
  • 1924 – Benito Mussolini disallowed non-fascist work union.
  • 1933 – Noël Coward’s “Design for Living” premiered in NYC.
  • 1935 – Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale in Richmond, VA.
  • 1943 – U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.
  • 1965 – Winston Churchill died on this day at the age of 90.
  • 1969 – Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigned from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest of the lack of ‘strong government’.
  • 1972 – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws that denied welfare benefits to people who had resided in a state for less than a year.
  • 1980 – The United States announced intentions to sell arms to China.
  • 1984 – Apple Computer Inc unveiled its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer.
  • 1986 – 43rd Golden Globes: “Out of Africa”, Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg won.
  • 1989 – Ted Bundy, the confessed serial killer, was put to death in Florida’s electric chair for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach.
  • 1996 – Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigned due to allegations that he had spied for Moscow.
  • 2002 – The U.S. Congress began a hearing on the collapse of Enron Corp.
  • 2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially began its operation.
  • 2006 – After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigned as leader of the Liberal party in Canada.
  • 2009 – Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the ex-communications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
  • 2017 – President Trump withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
  • 2019 – U.S. government recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s President.

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