This Day in History on 24 January

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 24 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

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.
2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
2009 – Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France, causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
2011 – At least 35 are killed and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1945 – Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer and screenwriter

1935 – Shivabalayogi, Indian religious leader (d. 1994)

Death/ Death Anniversary

1966 – Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)

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