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.
1948: "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt, and directed by John Huston, premieres in theaters. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1949, but lost out to Laurence Olivier's film adaptation of "Hamlet." It won the other three Oscars it was nominated for, with John Huston winning Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay and Walter Huston, John Huston's father, winning for Best Supporting Actor, marking the first father-son Oscar win.
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