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.
1970: Actor and filmmaker Matthew Lillard, best known for his roles in movies such as "Scream," "Scooby-Doo" and "She's All That," is born in Lansing, Michigan.
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