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.
1949: Actor John Belushi, best known as one of the original "Saturday Night Live" cast members and for his movie roles in "The Blues Brothers" and "National Lampoon's Animal House," is born in Chicago, Ill. He died on March 5, 1982, after overdosing on a mixture of cocaine and heroin at age 33.
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