Today’s Memorable Events
- 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 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“).
U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Awakening Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1701-1723)