On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1848

California Gold Rush

Historical Events

  • James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
1848 Highlights

About January 24, 1848

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius