January 15

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-nra-branded-video-game-guns-20130116,0,2271663.story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NRA-branded video game draws outrage amid Newtown gun debate</a>Los Angeles TimesNRA: Practice Range” was released Sunday, according to Apple's App Store -- almost one month to the day from when a gunman shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, killing 20 children, six staff members and ...

<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

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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