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January 24 : Major Historical Events

1826 : The first Indian Barrister Gnanendra Mohan Tagore was born.

1857 : Calcutta University was founded.

1950 : 'Jana Gana Mana....' was adopted as the National Anthem of India.

1950 : Rajendra Prasad was elected the first President of the Repubic of India.

1951 : Prem Mathur was the first woman pilot to get a commercial license.

1952 : The first International Film Festival was held in Bombay.

1966 : Air India's Boeing 707 crashed in the Alps in Switzerland in which 144 people perished including the nuclear scientist Homi Bhabha.

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