Tuesday, January 24, 2023

History for January 24

History for January 24 - On-This-Day.com
Desmond Morris 1928
  • 1848 - James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California. The discovery led to the gold rush of '49.
  • 1908 - In England, the first Boy Scout troop was organized by Robert Baden-Powell.
  • 1922 - Christian K. Nelson patented the Eskimo Pie.
  • 1935 - Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale in Richmond, VA.
  • 1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws that denied welfare benefits to people who had resided in a state for less than a year.
  • 2003 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security began operations under Tom Ridge.

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