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.
1989: Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed via electric chair at Raiford Prison in Starke, Fla. He was sentenced to three death sentences in two separate trials for three Florida homicides committed in 1978. After more than a decade of denials, he confessed shortly before his execution to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. However, the true number of his victims remains unknown and could be even higher.
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