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 - Van Halen
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1995: Van Halen releases the album "Balance," which would prove to be the last album recorded with lead singer Sammy Hagar. During the recording of "Balance" and the band's subsequent Ambulance Tour, Van Halen's second incarnation broke up and Hagar left the band in 1996.

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