Today In History- January 24

Today In History- January 24 - Stories

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California Gold Rush begins with important discovery.

  • Sutter's Creek, California

On Jan. 24, 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter's Creek, California, influencing the rapid migration that would precede the institution of California as a state in 1850.  Settlers came from all over, including a large population from Asia, thus intensifying the debate over immigration in the rapidly expanding nation.