On this day: January 24

POSTED: 02:50 PM PST Jan 23, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 23, 2014 

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 - Warren Zevon
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1947: Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, best known for such songs as "Werewolves of London" and "Lawyers, Guns and Money," is born in Chicago, Ill. 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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