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 - James Naismith
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1892: The rules for the new game invented by James Naismith (pictured) that would become known as basketball are published for the first time in The Triangle, the Springfield (Massachusetts) College newspaper. The original rules involved attaching a peach baskets to a suspended board.


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