On this day: January 24

POSTED: 02:50 PM PST Jan 23, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 23, 2015 

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  - Ernest Borgnine
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1917: Actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Oscar in 1955 for "Marty" and is also known for playing Quinton McHale in the 1962–1966 TV series "McHale's Navy," is born in Hamden, Connecticut. Borgnine, who died of renal failure at age 95 on July 8, 2012, was also known for movies such as "From Here to Eternity," "The Dirty Dozen," "The Wild Bunch" and "The Poseidon Adventure," and, in later years, voicing the character of Mermaid Man on the cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants."


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