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January 24


1679   King Charles II of England disbands Parliament.

1848   California Gold Rush starts

1922   The Eskimo Pie is invented

1924   Petrograd, Russia is renamed Leningrad. St. Petersburg had became Petrograd in 1917.

1984   The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.

2003   The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.

Famous Birthdays:

76   Hadrian (Roman Emperor)

1925   Maria Tallchief (Ballerina)

1949   John Belushi (Actor)

1968   Mary Lou Retton (Olympic Gymnist)

1987   Luis Suarez (Uruguayan footballer)

1986   Mischa Barton (Actress)

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