Sunday, January 25, 2015

24th January date

January 24th in History:
1857 – The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.
1862 – Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.
1911 – Japanese anarchist Shūsui Kōtoku is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice.
1946 – The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
1947 – Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
1990 – Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.

Birthdays today:
1943 – Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

Festival and celebrations:
Earliest day on which Saturday of Souls can fall, while February 27 (or 28 during Leap Year) is the latest; observed 57 days before Easter. (Eastern Orthodox)
Feast of Our Lady of Peace (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances:
Feria de Alasitas (La Paz)
First day of the Sementivae, in honor of Ceres and Terra (Roman Empire)
Unification Day (Romania)
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