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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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