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Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 15 - The Day in History

January 15 : General Interest
1967: Packers face Chiefs in first Super Bowl

On this day in 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever world championship game of American football... read more


American Revolution
1777 : New Connecticut (Vermont) declares independence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-connecticut-vermont-declares-independence

Automotive
1936 : Ford Foundation is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-foundation-is-born

Civil War
1865 : Fort Fisher falls to Union forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fort-fisher-falls

Cold War
1953 : Dulles calls for "liberation of captive peoples"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dulles-calls-for-liberation-of-captive-peoples

Crime
1981 : Hill Street Blues begins run
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hill-street-blues-begins-run

Disaster
1919 : Molasses floods Boston streets
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/molasses-floods-boston-streets

General Interest
1559 : Elizabeth crowned queen of England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elizabeth-crowned-queen-of-england
1870 : First appearance of the Democratic donkey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-appearance-of-the-democratic-donkey
1929 : Martin Luther King Jr. born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/martin-luther-king-jr-born
1970 : Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/biafra-surrenders-to-nigeria
1970 : Qaddafi becomes premier of Libya
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/qaddafi-becomes-premier-of-libya
2009 : Sully Sullenberger performs Miracle on the Hudson
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sully-sullenberger-performs-miracle-on-the-hudson

Hollywood
1993 : Last episode of soap opera Santa Barbara airs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-episode-of-soap-opera-santa-barbara-airs

Literary
1831 : The Hunchback of Notre Dame is finished
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-hunchback-of-notre-dame-is-finished

Music
1972 : "American Pie" hits #1 on the pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotamerican-piequot-hits-351-on-the-pop-charts

Old West
1933 : The utopian Amana colony embraces capitalism
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-utopian-amana-colony-embraces-capitalism

Presidential
1973 : Nixon suspends military action in North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-suspends-military-action-in-north-vietnam

Sports
1967 : Packers beat Chiefs in first Super Bowl
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/packers-beat-chiefs-in-first-super-bowl

Vietnam War
1962 : Kennedy says U.S. troops are not fighting
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-says-us-troops-are-not-fighting
1973 : Nixon halts military action against North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-halts-military-action-against-north-vietnam

World War I
1919 : Rebel leaders are murdered in failed coup in Berlin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rebel-leaders-are-murdered-in-failed-coup-in-berlin

World War II
1951 : The "Witch of Buchenwald" is sentenced to prison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-witch-of-buchenwald-is-sentenced-to-prison


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