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.
1947: Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, best known for such songs as "Werewolves of London" and "Lawyers, Guns and Money," is born in Chicago, Illinois. He died from cancer at the age of 56 on Sept. 7, 2003. His final album, "The Wind," which was released two weeks before his death, earned him two posthumous Grammys.
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