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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 - The British Museum
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1759: The British Museum, the world's oldest public national museum, opens to the public in London, England. The public were admitted in small groups, by tickets obtained in advance, for a conducted tour. The present museum buildings date from the mid-19th century.

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