THIS DAY IN HISTORY 24/01


This day in #history 24/01
JANUARY 24TH
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1722 – Czar Peter the Great begins civil system

1862 – Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.

1892 – Battle of Mengo , Uganda: French
missionaries attack British missionaries

1969 – Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
appointed honorary citizen of Addis

1984 – Apple Computer Inc unveils its
revolutionary Macintosh personal computer

1986 – 43 th Golden Globes : Whoopi Goldberg ,
Color Purple win
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FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1946 – John Harrison , South Africa correspondent (BBC

FAMOUS DEATHS

661 – Ali ibn Abu Talib, kalief of Islam (656 – 61),
murdered

1965 – Winston Churchill, PM of Britain ( C) (1940 -45, 51-55 ), dies at 90
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1993 -Thurgood Marshall, 1st black supreme court justice (1967 -91) , dies 84
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