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.
1896: Mathew Brady, one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers, dies in the charity ward of Presbyterian Hospital in New York City from complications following a streetcar accident. He was either 73 or 74 at the time of his death. Brady, best known for his portraits of celebrities and his documentation of the American Civil War, is often credited with being the father of photojournalism.
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