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.
1987: Actor and dancer Ray Bolger, best known for playing the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz," dies of bladder cancer at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, California.
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