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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 - Brad Renfro
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2008: Actor Brad Renfro, who made his film debut at the age of 11 in the lead role of "The Client," dies of heroin overdose at the age of 25 in Los Angeles, Calif. Renfro, seen here in 2001, also appeared in movies such as "Sleepers," "Apt Pupil" and "Deuces Wild."

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