On this day: January 24

POSTED: 02:50 PM PST Jan 23, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 23, 2016 

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 - Chris Penn
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2006: Actor Chris Penn, the brother of fellow actor Sean Penn best known for his roles in movies such as "Reservoir Dogs," "Footloose," "Rush Hour," "True Romance," "All the Right Moves" and "Pale Rider," dies of heart disease at the age of 40 in Santa Monica, California.


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