#OTD 92 yrs ago Martin Luther King Jr was born. In 1957 he and Jackie Robinson were awarded honorary doctorates from Howard University. They each believed all people deserve equality, believed in non violence and each changed America for the better. #civilrights #MLK #education
#OTD in 2002: Garuda Indonesia Flight 421, a B-737, ditches in a river in Java (Indonesia), 1 of 59 aboard dies. Jet had dual flameout after entering a thunderstorm. Showing extraordinary flying skills, crew was able to make a controlled ditching in the Solo river.
#OTD in 1983: Turkish Airlines Flight 158, a B-727, crashes on approach to Ankara (Turkey), 47 of 67 aboard die. Jet was to land on snowy weather when it lost height, apparently due to downdrafts and wind shear. Airplane impacted the ground just 50m/164 ft from runway.
#OTD in 1968: a US Navy P-3  crashes in Ehime (Japan), all 12 aboard die. Reportedly aircraft was returning to Iwakuni Airbase following a maritime patrol, when it impacted Mt. Kamgamori. Poor weather and visibility might have been factors in the accident.
#OTD in 1965: a USAF KC-135 [57-1442] crashes in Wichita (Kansas, US), all 7 aboard and 23 on the ground die. Jet had control problems after T/O from McConnell AFB and rolled inverted attempting to return. Control issue was traced to a severe rudder system malfunction.
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth I took place #OTD in 1559. When she took the throne, she and church officials were concerned about the controversial marginal notes in the Geneva Bible. As a result, the Church of England published the Bishops' Bible.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., born #OTD January 15, 1929
#Quote #QuoteOfTheDay #January15 #MartinLutherKingJr
Jan 15: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded #OTD in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization for black women in the U.S. Members include Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Read more: . #HappyFoundersDay 📷:AKA's in Berkeley, CA, 1921
On Jan 15, 1913 @ 1:55pm, the SS Oscar exploded in Nanaimo's harbour. The Nanaimo Free Press reported that the explosion caused $100,000 ($2.2 million) in property damage. Visit us on FB @NanaimoMuseum for the longer story!
📷: Nanaimo Archives/Nanaimo Museum
Eleanor Hull was a writer, journalist and scholar of Old Irish. She was of a County Down family and born #OTD 1860 in England. She was a co-founder of the Irish Texts Society and president of the Irish Literary Society. Did you ancestor play a role to preserve Irish heritage?
#OTD January 15, 1776 – Thomas Paine publishes his timeless pamphlet entitled "Common Sense". Our Thomas Paine signature sticker is 1 of 9 stickers in our Founding Signers Signature Sticker collection! Shop now at
#commonsense #thomaspaine #amrev #revwar
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Civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was born #OTD in 1929.
The @USNatArchives holds many primary sources on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, including film, photographs, and documents.
15 de enero de 2009: sucede el llamado "Milagro del Río Hudson".
Un #Airbus A320 de US Airways (vuelo 1549, hacía un aterrizaje de emergencia en el río luego de perder ambos motores por injesta de pájaros, luego de despegar en La Guardia.
#OTD The Primettes signed with Motown Records becoming "The Supremes", the biggest female vocal group in history. Altogether, 9 singers joined the group, and became Supreme: Diana, Barbara, Florence, Mary, Cindy, Jean, Lynda, Scherrie and Susaye. Happy birthday The Supremes!
#OTD 2017 "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka passed away.
Hall of Famer and inspiration to scores of talent, Snuka created some of the greatest memories in wrestling history. Relive his greatest memories below!
What's your favorite "Superfly" memory?
Slovaks are "impoverished like the Irish", Slovak freedom fighter Ľudovít Štúr complained at Hungary's Diet #OTD 1848. He referred to excessive feudal burdens imposed on peasants by the populous Hungarian nobility, most heavily concentrated in Slovakia.
THIS DAY IN #History, Jan 15, 2009:
🛬 A passenger jet is forced to make an emergency landing in the #HudsonRiver off Manhattan just minutes after take-off. All 155 passengers and crew survive and pilot “Sully” Sullenberger is hailed as a hero. #MiracleOnTheHudson #aviation #OTD
DARK TIDE: photos of aftermath of The Great BOSTON Molasses Flood of 1919. Tale of destruction, death & #molasses. Via @ArchivesBoston. #OTD #blackandwhitephotography #photojournalism #historicphotos #Boston #Massachusetts #USA #GreatMolassesFlood
"In diesen Tagen, da die Volksbeauftragten mit ihren Todfeinden paktierten, um die 'Spartakisten' niederzuschlagen, ... hatte sich das Schicksal der deutschen Republik bereits vollzogen." @Tagesspiegel #OTD 1946 #KarlLiebknecht #RosaLuxemburg #Tagesspiegel75
#OTD last year, retired CA State Senator, Joe Dunn, was interviewed for our #OC Politics #OralHistory project. He discussed his work on the 2001 energy crisis and his efforts to obtain a formal apology for the state’s role in the illegal deportation of Mexicans during the 1930s.
#OTD 119 years ago, the Grand Army of the Republic Building was dedicated. It was a fraternal hall for #Detroit's CivilWar veterans. It became a rec center late in its life until closing in 1982. It was reopened in 2015 following a loving restoration by @MindfieldUSA.
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