24th January

The events happened on 24th January are :

2004 : Opportunity's Mars landing : Launched in mid-2003, the six-wheeled robotic rover Opportunity landed on Mars this day in 2004 and—like its twin rover, Spirit, which had landed on January 3—analyzed rocks and soils and relayed pictures back to Earth.

1908 : The first Boy Scout troop was organized by Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell in England.

1849 : Carpenter James Wilson Marshall found nuggets of gold in California's American River near the site of a sawmill he was building for John Sutter, ushering in a gold rush.

1556 : An earthquake in Shensi (Shaanxi) province, China, killed 830,000 people.

41 : The Roman emperor Caligula was murdered at the Palatine Games by Cassius Chaerea (a tribune of the Praetorian Guard), Cornelius Sabinus, and others.

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