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On this day: January 15

POSTED: 03:48 PM PST Jan 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 14, 2014 

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 - Boston Molasses Disaster
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Boston Public Library

1919: A large molasses tank in Boston, Mass., bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.

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