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Today is Monday, January 24, the 24th day of 2022. There are 341 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On January 24, 1989, confessed serial killer Theodore Bundy was executed by electric chair in Florida.

To this date :

In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in Northern California, a discovery that led to the Gold Rush of 1949.

In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.

In 1945, Associated Press war correspondent Joseph Morton was among a group of captives executed by the Germans at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria.

In 1965, British statesman Winston Churchill died in London at the age of 90.

In 1978, a Soviet nuclear-powered satellite, Cosmos 954, plunged into Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated, scattering radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.

In 1984, Apple Computer began selling its first Macintosh model, which featured a built-in 9-inch monochrome display, 8 megahertz clock speed, and 128 KB of RAM.

In 1985, the Space Shuttle Discovery launched from Cape Canaveral for the first covert all-military shuttle mission.

In 1987 gunmen in Lebanon abducted educators Alann Steen, Jesse Turner, Robert Polhill and Mitheleshwar Singh. (All were eventually released.)

In 2003, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was sworn in as first secretary of the new Department of Homeland Security.

In 2011, a suicide bomber attacked Moscow’s busiest airport, killing 37 people; Chechen separatists claimed responsibility.

In 2013, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced the lifting of the ban on women serving in combat.

In 2020, health officials in Chicago said a woman in her 60s had become the second US patient diagnosed with a new virus that emerged in China; she had returned from that country in mid-January. Coco Gauff, 15, stunned defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open.

A decade ago: Declaring the beleaguered American Dream, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to issue a populist challenge to narrow the gap between rich and poor, promising to tax more the wealthy and to help unemployed Americans find and hold on to work. Their houses. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released his 2010 tax returns, showing that his annual income exceeded $20 million and that he paid about $3 million in federal income taxes.

Five years ago: President Donald Trump moved quickly to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul US energy policy and deal a blow to Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change. Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards have been announced; the retro musical “La La Land” received a record 14 nods; eight went to the “Moonlight” Best Picture winner.

A year ago: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he had tested positive for COVID-19 and the symptoms were mild; he had been criticized for his handling of his country’s pandemic and for failing to set an example of prevention in public. The defending champion Kansas City Chiefs reached the Super Bowl with a 38–24 win over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game; Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC title game.

Today’s birthdays: Cajun musician Doug Kershaw turns 86. Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is 83 years old. Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is 81 years old. Singer Aaron Neville is 81 years old. Actor Michael Ontkean is 76 years old. Actor Daniel Auteuil is 72 years old. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 72 years old. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 71 years old. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is 69 years old. Actor William Allen Young is 68 years old. Conductor and musician Jools Holland is 64 years old. Actor Nastassja Kinski is 61 years old. R&B singer Theo Peoples is 61 years old. Country musician Keech Rainwater (Lonestar) is 59. Comedian Phil LaMarr is 55. Olympic gold medalist gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 54 years old. R&B singer Sleepy Brown (Society of Soul) is 52 years old. Actor Matthew Lillard is 52 years old. singer Beth Hart is 50 years old. Actor Ed Helms is 48 years old. Actor Mark Hildreth is 44 years old. Actor Christina Moses is 44 years old. Actor Tatyana Ali is 43 years old. Actor Carrie Coon is 41 years old. Actor Daveed Diggs is 40 years old. Barton is 36 years old.

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