Today in history 1/24/2017

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1/24/2017:

Today in history, Shortly after declaring himself a god, Caligula (see picture below) is assassinated by two Praetorian tribunes in 41.

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Today in history, Matthias Corvinus (see picture below), the son of John Hunyadi, is elected king of Hungary in 1458.

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Today in history, Representatives from three Connecticut towns band together to write the Fundamental Orders, the first constitution in the New World in 1639.

Today in history, Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall (see picture below) at his partner Johann August Sutter’s sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California in 1848.

James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in California while building a sawmill. This discovery led to the Gold Rush of 1849. ca. 1870s-1880s

James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in California while building a sawmill. This discovery led to the Gold Rush of 1849. ca. 1870s-1880s

Today in history, A German attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest is finally halted by the Soviets in 1945.

Today in history, The UN establishes the International Atomic Energy Commission in 1946.

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