Sunday, January 15, 2012

Today in History: January 15, 2012


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Today in History: Sunday, January  15, 2012
AP Highlight in History:
On Jan. 15, 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta.
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On this date in:
1559 England's Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1844 The University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana.
1947 The mutilated remains of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, who came to be known as the "Black Dahlia," were found in a vacant Los Angeles lot; her slaying remains unsolved.
1967 The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League 35-10 in the first Super Bowl.
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1973 President Richard Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations.
1978 Serial killer Ted Bundy murdered two students in a sorority house at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
1992 The Yugoslav federation effectively collapsed as the European Community recognized the republics of Croatia and Slovenia.
2001 Wikipedia, a web-based encyclopedia, made its debut.
2004 The NASA Spirit rover rolled onto the surface of Mars.
2005 A military court sentenced Army Specialist Charles Graner Jr. to 10 years behind bars for physically and sexually mistreating Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison.
2009 US Airways Capt Chelsey Sullenberger guided a jetliner disabled by a bird strike just after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport to a safe landing in the Hudson River. All 155 people aboard survived.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday turns 32 years old today.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Name Profession Age
Mario Van Peebles Actor, director 55
Lisa Lisa Singer (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam) 45
Chad Lowe Actor 44
Regina King Actress 41
Mary Pierce Tennis player 37
Pitbull Rapper, reggaeton artist 31
Actress Andrea Martin turns 65 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
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