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.
1973: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam. The Paris Peace Accords on "Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam" would be signed 12 days later, officially ending direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
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