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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/nra-leadership_n_2486443.html?utm_hp_ref=politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unmasking The NRA's Inner Circle: Mother Jones</a>Huffington PostThe resurgent debate over gun control has put a spotlight on the hardline leaders of the National Rifle Association. In the wake of the massacre
January 15 in history:
- 69, Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only rules for three months before committing suicide
- 1759, the British Museum opens
- 1870, a political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly)
- 1885, Wilson Bentley takes the first photograph of a snowflake
- 1892, James Naismith publishes the rules for basketball
- 1936, the first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio (the building was for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company)
- 1943, the world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia
- 1967, in the first ever Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.
- 1970, Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya
- 1973, during the Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President of the United States Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam
- 1976, President Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison
- 1991, the United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm
- 2003, Mickey Mouse and The Walt Disney Co. scored a big victory as the Supreme Court upheld longer copyright protections for cartoon characters, songs, books and other creations worth billions of dollars
- 2005, an intense solar flare blasts X rays across the solar system.
- 2005, ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon
- 2007, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq