41 - Emperor Claudius succeeds his infamous nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after Caligula’s assassination by his own Praetorian Guards.
1656 – Dr. Jacob Lumbrozo arrives in Maryland, making him the first Jewish doctor in America.
1848 - James Marshall first finds gold in Sutter's Mill near Sacramento, Calif., initiating what would become the California Gold Rush.
1943 – A desperate Hitler orders Nazi troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death; he also orders the remaining Jewish patients/nurses/doctors at Auschwitz-Birkenau be incinerated.
1964 -- The 24th Amendment to the U.S Constitution goes into effect. It states voting rights cannot be denied due to failure to pay taxes.
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