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 - Apple Macintosh
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1984: The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale. It would go on to become the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface, rather than a command-line interface.

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