Today – January 24

Today’s Memorable Events

#OTD
  • 24 Jan 1848 – Gold is discovered at Sutter’s Mill in central California, setting off the California Gold Rush

Notable Foreign Birthday

Frederick the Great – 18th Century King of Prussia

Frederick the Great King of Prussia and the so...
Frederick the Great King of Prussia and the sovereign prince of the Principality and the watchmaking industry hub of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frederick II (24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty.  In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great and was nicknamed der alte Fritz (“Old Fritz“).

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Awakening Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1701-1723)

 

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