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.
1918: Televangelist Oral Roberts, who founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University, is born in Ada, Okla. He died at age 91 on Dec. 15, 2009.
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