January 24 in Pop Culture History

January 24th is…
Beer Can Appreciation day
Belly Laugh Day
Change a Pet’s Life Day
Macintosh Computer Day
National Compliment Day
Peanut Butter Day
Day for the Grizzled Prospector

41 – Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated.

1848 – Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill, Coloma, California, by James W. Marshall.

1899 – The US patent (#618128) for a rubber ‘safety heel’ was issued to Humphrey O’Sullivan

1922 – The ‘Eskimo Pie’, an ice cream center covered in Chocolate was first patented by Christian K. Nelson, Onawa, Iowa (#1404539).

1935 – The 1st beer in a can – ‘Krueger Cream Ale’ is sold by the Kruger Brewing Company.

1950 – A microwave oven patent (#2495429) was issued to Percy LeBaron Spencer under the title ‘Method of Treating Foodstuffs’.

1963 – Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto Rogers is now the WWF (later WWE), wrestling champion, while Thesz was elected as the NWA champ.

1965 – Winston Churchill died on the morning of Sunday, January 24, 1965, exactly 70 years after his father’s death.

1976 – #1 Hit January 24, 1976 – January 30, 1976: Diana Ross – Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)

1984 – Apple Computer unveiled the Macintosh personal computer.

1987 – #1 Hit January 24, 1987 – February 6, 1987: Billy Vera and The Beaters – In This Moment

1995-Live coverage of O.J. 1995- Live coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial. Fast nine months passed before daytime networks aired soap operas.

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

2014 – I, Frankenstein debuted in theaters.