On this day: January 24

Published On: Jan 23 2013 04:50:58 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 24 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The California Gold Rush begins, the Eskimo Pie is patented, Jackie Robinson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the first Apple Macintosh goes on sale, all on this day.

OTD January 24 - Ed Helms
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1974: Actor Ed Helms, best known for his TV work on "The Daily Show" and "The Office," and for starring in "The Hangover" movies, is born in Atlanta, Georgia.

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