This Day in History: Winston Churchill dies at age 90

The following are some of the major events to have occurred on January 24:

1943 – A meeting between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt in Casablanca ended with demands for Germany’s unconditional surrender in World War Two.

1965 – Winston Churchill, statesman and British prime minister from 1940-45 and 1951-55, died.

1995 – Queen Nefret’s jewels discovered near Cairo.

2000 – Men build banana pyramid in Spain’s Canary Islands.

2000 – Britain’s EMI group PLC and Time Warner Inc announced a merger to create the world’s biggest music group.

2004 – NASA’s Opportunity rover arrived safely on Mars and sent pictures of the planet back to Earth about four hours after it landed.

2005 – The U.N. General Assembly marked its first commemoration of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps as a reminder that mass murder still threatened the world.

2009 – Thailand “Scorpion Queen” sets new record, staying 33 days with 5,000 live scorpions.

2011 – Suicide bomber attacks Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.

2016 – Hong Kong experiences coldest day in 59 years.

2018 – Gunmen storm Save the Children offices in Kabul.


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