January 24 – Some important events on this day
41 👉🏼 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the later’s assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard
1848 👉🏼 James Marshall finds gold in Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California
1857 👉🏼 University of Calcutta founded as the first full-fledged university in South Asia
1899 👉🏼 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O’Sullivan
1908 👉🏼 Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes “Scouting for Boys” as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.
1927 👉🏼 Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film as director – The Pleasure Garden, in England
1935 👉🏼 1st canned beer, “Krueger’s Cream Ale,” is sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.
Krueger started selling cans in Richmond, Virginia, on this day, based off an innovative new design by American Can Company that had been invented about fourteen months before Krueger began selling the product.
When Krueger delivered 2,000 products of the new product to their faithful drinkers in November 1933, 91% of drinkers gave it a thumbs up. The deal was sealed, and the world was introduced to beer in a can.
1972 👉🏼 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
1984 👉🏼 Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer
2006 👉🏼 Walt Disney announces $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar
2019 👉🏼 17 temperature records broken in South Australia including highest ever recorded for capital Adelaide at 46.6C