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    History in 15th Jan

  • MLK born

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia. A co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King helped end segregation in the South through non-violent demonstrations, which eventually led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964; four years later, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Super Bowl I

    The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in Super Bowl I at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The game, the first merger between the NFL and AFL, revolutionized football and helped make the Super Bowl the biggest night in American television.

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  • Fort Fisher surrenders

    Fort Fisher, the last maritime fort controlled by the Confederacy, surrenders to Union forces. The fort, sometimes referred to as the "Gibraltar of the South", protected Wilmington as the last blockade-running port in the Confederate states.

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