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Today in history: January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. was born
Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 85 years old today.
Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 85 years old today. (Bettmann/CORBIS)

Jan. 15, 1973: President Nixon ordered an end to the massive "Christmas bombing" of North Vietnam, as peace talks between the U.S. and Hanoi gathered momentum. A peace treaty would be announced two weeks later, bringing the war to an end.

Quote of the Day:

"War: An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will." — George Washington

Bonus Quote:

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (born on this day in 1929)

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