Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 15

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 15

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1892 The original rules of basketball, devised by James Naismith, were published for the first time in Springfield, Mass., where the game originated.

1920 Henry Ford came to Pittsburgh to place $15 million worth of steel contracts in the area.

1929 Civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta.

1948 Secretary of State George C. Marshall spoke at the 74th annual dinner of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, warning against any cuts in U.S. aid to Europe.

1967 The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-10, in the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game, retroactively known as Super Bowl I.

2009 US Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger ditched his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled both engines; all 155 people aboard survived. …

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