On this day: January 24

Published On: Jan 23 2013 04:50:58 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 24 2014 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 - L Ron Hubbard
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Los Angeles Times photographic archive/UCLA Library

1986: L. Ron Hubbard, a pulp fiction author and the founder of the Church of Scientology, dies at the age of 74 in Creston, Calif., a week after suffering a stroke.

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