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This Day in History – January 24

This Day In History1639 – Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders.

1722 – Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st North American divinity professor (Harvard)

1848 – James Marshall finds gold in Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California.

1899 – Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan.

1908 – Gen. Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts.

1925 – Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island.

1936 – Benny Goodman & orchestra record “Stompin’ at the Savoy” on Victor Records.

1948 – “Music in My Heart closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances.

1950 – Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history.

1962 – Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles.

1964 – 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes.

1973 – Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1976 – 33rd Golden Globes: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Jack Nicholson, & Louise Fletcher win.

1984 – Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer.

1988 – Cerebral palsy telethon raises $21 million.

1994 – Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48).

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

2010 – AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17.

2010 – NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT).

2016 – TV drama “The X-Files” returns after 13 years, reuniting lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and produced again by Chris Carter.

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