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Today in History


Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 24

 

1848 - Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter's sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.

 

1927 - British expeditionary force of 12,000 is sent to China to protect concessions at Shanghai.

 

1931 - The League of Nations rebukes Poland for the mistreatment of a German minority in Upper Silesia.

 

1946 - The UN establishes the International Atomic Energy Commission.

 

1951 - Indian leader Nehru demands that the UN name Peking as an aggressor in Korea.

 

1965 - Winston Churchill dies from a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 90.

 

1980 - In a rebuff to the Soviets, the U.S. announces intentions to sell arms to China.

 

1982 - A draft of Air Force history reports that the U.S. secretly sprayed herbicides on Laos during the Vietnam War.
 

 

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