This Day in History

Today is Thursday, January 24th, the 24th day of the year.  There are 341 days until the end of the year.

On this day: 

In 1908, the first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell. 

In 1922, the Eskimo Pie was patented.

In 1964, CBS acquired the rights to broadcast National Football League games.

In 1965, former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90.

In 1973, "Little" Donny Osmond received a gold record for his album "Too Young."

In 1975, legendary "Three Stooges" member Larry Fine died at the age of 72.

In 1984, Apple Computer Incorporated unveiled its new Macintosh personal computer.

In 1989, serial killer Ted Bundy was put to death in Florida's electric chair.

In 1993, retired Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall died at the age of 84.  Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court bench. 

In 1998, game show host and "Name That Tune" co-creator Bob Russell died at the age of 90. 

In 1999, the International Olympic Committee voted to expel six IOC members in the wake of charges that committee members had accepted money and other compensation from officials whose cities were bidding to host the Olympic games.

In 2006, actor Chris Penn, the younger brother of Oscar winner Sean Penn, was found dead at an apartment in Santa Monica, California.  He was 40.  Penn's acting credits included "Rumble Fish," "Footloose," "Reservoir Dogs," "Mulholland Falls" and "At Close Range," which also starred his brother Sean.

In 2010, actor Pernell Roberts, best known for his work on TV's "Bonanza" and "Trapper John, M.D." died at the age of 81.

In 2016, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska.

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