On this day, January 24

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On this day, January 24, is the death day of National Scientist Jose R Velasco (2007).

The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, [2014].

On this day in 1908, Lt. Gen. Robert Baden-Powell in England the Boy Scout organization.

On this day in 1986, Voyager II made its closest approach to Uranus (81,500Km), sending back thousands of photographs of Uranus’ moons, rings, and atmosphere. Before this, it also came close to Jupiter and Saturn. After Uranus, it reaches Neptune before exiting the solar system entirely.

January is Liver Cancer and Viral Hepatitis Awareness and Prevention Month (Republic Act No. 10526 of 2012)

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