On this day: January 15

Published On: Jan 14 2013 05:48:11 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 15 2016 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 - 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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