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.
1993: Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as "The Beast," is arrested in Sicily, Italy, after three decades as a fugitive. During his lifelong career in crime, he is believed to have personally killed around 40 people and to have ordered the deaths of several hundreds more. Riina is now serving life in prison.
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