11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 24th January

Marilyn Monroe

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 41 - Roman emperor, Gaius Caesar, better known as Caligula, is murdered

2. 1848 - Gold is first discovered in California, in Sutter's Mill. When President Polk announced the news in December, the Gold Rush began

3. 1916 - Conscription is introduced in Britain

4. 1943 - U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill conclude a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco

5. 1961 - Hollywood screen star Marilyn Monroe divorces playwright Arthur Miller, her husband of five years

6. 1965 - Sir Winston Churchill dies

7. 1966 - Over 100 passengers are kiiled after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashed into Mont Blanc

8. 1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono shave their heads to commemorate the start of Year One for Peace

9. 1989 - Serial killer Ted Bundy is electrocuted for murdering a 12-year-old girl

10. 1995 - The trial of O.J. Simpson for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman commences

11. 2008 - SocGen's rogue trader Jerome Kerviel becomes a household name

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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