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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.

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2003: The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation on the same day former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge is named secretary of the department.

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