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 - James Marshall
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1848: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento, California, setting off the California Gold Rush, which would bring 300,000 new arrivals to the state and help push California toward statehood.

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