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Daily Run Down 01/15/2012: Historical Edition.

Here is this week’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1493, Christopher Columbus sets sail from Hispaniola to Span.
  • In 1559, Queen Elizabeth I is crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • In 1716, Philip Livingston, American founding father, is born.
  • In 1759, The British Museum opens.
  • In 1863, Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany, is born.
  • In 1884, University of Notre Dame receives its Charter from the state on Indiana.
  • In 1889, The Pemberton Medicine Company, later renamed Coca-Cola, incorporates in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • In 1896, Matthew Brady, US Photographer, dies.
  • In 1902, King Saud of Saudi Arabia is born.
  • In 1908, Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist is born.
  • In 1910, The Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming finishes construction.
  • In 1919, Maurice Herzog, French Mountaineer, is born.
  • In 1929, Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. is born.
  • In 1943, The Pentagon is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • In 1967, The First Super Bowl is played.
  • In 1970, Moammar Gadhafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
  • In 1970, American Aircraft designer William T. Piper dies.
  • In 1990, AT&T’s Long distance network suffers a cascade switch failure.
  • In 2001, Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, goes online.
  • In 2007, James Hiller, inventor of the Electron Microscope, dies.
  • In 2008, Actor Brad Renfro dies.

Look for more current news tomorrow and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.