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On this day: January 15

Published On: Jan 14 2013 05:48:11 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 15 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Moammar Gadhafi
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1970: Moammar Gadhafi, the young Libyan army captain who led the coup that deposed King Idris I in September 1969, is proclaimed premier of Libya by the so-called General People's Congress. He would lead the country until 2011, when he was killed during a civil war in the country. He's here (at left) with Egyptian President Gamal Abdal Nasser in 1969.

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