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History for January 15:
1861 - Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis, forming base for his elevator company.
1870 - Donkey first used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly.
1927 - Dunbarton Bridge, first bridge in S.F. Bay Area, opens.
1939 - Municipal Railway and Market Street Railroad begin service to the Transbay Transit (East Bay) Terminal.
1948 - The Pentagon Building in Washington is completed.
1967 - CBS and NBC both broadcast Super Bowl I.
1969 - Russians' Soyuz 5 is launched.
1973 - Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at the Vatican.
1974 - "Happy Days" premieres.
1981 - "Hill Street Blues" premieres.
1906 - Aristotle Onassis, industrialist
1908 - Edward Teller, fathered the H-bomb.
1913 - Lloyd Bridges, Actor
1918 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian leader
1926 - Chuck Berry, Singer
1926 - Maria Schell in Vienna Austria - Space 1999
1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr., dreamer.
1937 - Margaret O'Brien in San Diego, California
1946 - Janet Lennon in Culver City
1951 - Charo in Spain