Today in History: Jan. 15

Circa 1588, Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603), supposedly wearing the robes in which she went to St Paul's Cathedral to give thanks for the defeat of the Spanish Armada, complete with an orb and sceptre. In the background is a coat of arms with the inscription, 'Honi S (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
In 1559, England’s Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey. Circa 1588, Queen Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603), supposedly wearing the robes in which she went to St Paul’s Cathedral to give thanks for the defeat of the Spanish Armada, complete with an orb and sceptre. In the background is a coat of arms with the inscription, ‘Honi S (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Hulton Archive)
This is an undated photo of Dr. James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Mass., in 1891.  (AP Photo)
In 1892, the original rules of basketball, devised by James Naismith, were published for the first time in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the game originated. This is an undated photo of Dr. James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, D.C. Aug. 28, 1963.  Thursday April 4, 1996 will mark the 28th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. The Washington Monument is in background. (AP Photo/File)
In 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta. (AP Photo/File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
General view of the court in the Pentagon Building in Washington on July 10, 1943, showing the restaurant surrounded by umbrella covered tables where employees enjoy outdoor lunches. (AP Photo)
In 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense). General view of the court in the Pentagon Building in Washington on July 10, 1943, showing the restaurant surrounded by umbrella covered tables where employees enjoy outdoor lunches. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Anonymous)
The Packers' Klijah Pitts (22) goes over right tackle to the Chiefs' five-yard line, a six-yard gain, before being brought down by Kansas City's Johnny Robinson in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl game in Los Angeles Jan. 15, 1967.  Three plays later Pitts went over for the touchdown as the Packers beat the Chiefs 35 to 10.  Others include Bobby Hunt (20) and Sherrill Headrick (69).  (AP Photo)
In 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, known retroactively as Super Bowl I. (AP Photo) (AP)
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In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations. (Bettmann Archive/Bettmann)
An unidentified woman peers through drapes on the 2nd story balcony of the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 15, 1978. Two sorority sisters, Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, were brutally beaten to death with the assailant leaving 3 others injured early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Mark Foley)
In 1978, two students at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman, were slain in their sorority house. (Ted Bundy was later convicted of the crime and was sentenced to death. But he was executed for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, which occurred 3 weeks after the sorority slayings.) An unidentified woman peers through drapes on the 2nd story balcony of the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 15, 1978. Two sorority sisters, Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, were brutally beaten to death with the assailant leaving 3 others injured early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Mark Foley) (AP/Mark Foley)
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, passengers in an inflatable raft move away from US Airways Flight 1549 that went down in the Hudson River in New York. The jet ditched in the Hudson River after both engines failed when they ingested birds shortly after takeoff. All 155 people on board were safe; Captain Chesley Sullenberger and other crew members were hailed as heroes. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
In 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. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) (AP/Bebeto Matthews)
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Circa 1588, Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603), supposedly wearing the robes in which she went to St Paul's Cathedral to give thanks for the defeat of the Spanish Armada, complete with an orb and sceptre. In the background is a coat of arms with the inscription, 'Honi S (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
This is an undated photo of Dr. James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Mass., in 1891.  (AP Photo)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, D.C. Aug. 28, 1963.  Thursday April 4, 1996 will mark the 28th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. The Washington Monument is in background. (AP Photo/File)
General view of the court in the Pentagon Building in Washington on July 10, 1943, showing the restaurant surrounded by umbrella covered tables where employees enjoy outdoor lunches. (AP Photo)
The Packers' Klijah Pitts (22) goes over right tackle to the Chiefs' five-yard line, a six-yard gain, before being brought down by Kansas City's Johnny Robinson in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl game in Los Angeles Jan. 15, 1967.  Three plays later Pitts went over for the touchdown as the Packers beat the Chiefs 35 to 10.  Others include Bobby Hunt (20) and Sherrill Headrick (69).  (AP Photo)
Bettmann / Contributor via Getty Images
An unidentified woman peers through drapes on the 2nd story balcony of the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 15, 1978. Two sorority sisters, Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, were brutally beaten to death with the assailant leaving 3 others injured early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Mark Foley)
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, passengers in an inflatable raft move away from US Airways Flight 1549 that went down in the Hudson River in New York. The jet ditched in the Hudson River after both engines failed when they ingested birds shortly after takeoff. All 155 people on board were safe; Captain Chesley Sullenberger and other crew members were hailed as heroes. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2019. There are 350 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 15, 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta.

On this date:

In 1559, England’s Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

In 1862, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Abraham Lincoln’s choice of Edwin M. Stanton to be the new Secretary of War, replacing Simon Cameron.

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

In 1919, in Boston, a tank containing an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst, sending the dark syrup coursing through the city’s North End, killing 21 people.

In 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense).

In 1961, a U.S. Air Force radar tower off the New Jersey coast collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean during a severe storm, killing all 28 men aboard.

In 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.

In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations.

In 1978, two students at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman, were slain in their sorority house. (Ted Bundy was later convicted of the crime and was sentence to death. But he was executed for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, which occurred 3 weeks after the sorority slayings.)

In 1981, the police drama series “Hill Street Blues” premiered on NBC.

In 1989, NATO, the Warsaw Pact and 12 other European countries adopted a human rights and security agreement in Vienna, Austria.

In 1993, a historic disarmament ceremony ended in Paris with the last of 125 countries signing a treaty banning chemical weapons.

Ten years ago: 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.

Five years ago: In the latest in a series of nuclear stumbles, the U.S. Air Force disclosed that 34 officers entrusted with the world’s deadliest weapons had been removed from launch duty for allegedly cheating — or tolerating cheating by others — on routine proficiency tests. A highly critical and bipartisan Senate report declared that the deadly Sept. 2012 assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented; the report spread blame among the State Department, the military and U.S. intelligence. A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before the 2014 election steamed through the battle-weary House over tepid protests from tea party conservatives.

One year ago: Singer Dolores O’Riordan of the Irish rock band The Cranberries died at a London hotel at the age of 46; a coroner found that she had accidentally drowned in a bathtub after drinking. American women lost nine of their ten first-round matches on the opening day of the Australian Open; they included Venus Williams and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens.

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