On this day: January 15

POSTED: 03:48 PM PST Jan 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 14, 2016 

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.

OTD January 15 - Mathew Brady
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Library of Congress

1896: Mathew Brady, one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers, dies in the charity ward of Presbyterian Hospital in New York City from complications following a streetcar accident. He was either 73 or 74 at the time of his death. Brady, best known for his portraits of celebrities and his documentation of the American Civil War, is often credited with being the father of photojournalism.


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