Tuesday 24 January 2017, 02:57:25
24 January 41
: Caligula, Roman emperor from 37 to 41, dies in Rome, aged 28.
24 January 76
: Hadrian, Roman emperor from 117 until his death in 138, is born Publius Aelius Hadrianus in Italica in Spain.
24 January 1577
: By decree of king Frederick II of Denmark the “Kogen” fort, built in the 1420s at the strategic entrance to the Baltic Sea in the Sound, is renamed “Kronborg” during its transformation into a Renaissance castle unequalled in size and appearance in Europe.
24 January 1848
: James Marshall, a foreman building a watermill for Sacramento pioneer John Sutter on the American River, discovers gold, setting off the California Gold Rush.
24 January 1965
: Winston Churchill, British statesman, dies in London at age 90.
24 January 1984
: The Apple Macintosh computer is introduced.