On this day: January 15

Published: Jan 14 2013 06:48:11 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 15 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

Columbus heads home from the New World, Martin Luther King Jr. is born, the first Super Bowl is played, and Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger becomes a hero, all on this day.

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1493: Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.

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