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 - Sharon Tate
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1943: Actress Sharon Tate is born in Dallas, Texas. Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, was an up-and-coming young actress with credits on TV and in films such as "Valley of the Dolls," when she was murdered in her home, along with four others, by followers of Charles Manson on Aug. 9, 1969.


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