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Miracle on the Hudson

This Week in History – “Miracle on the Hudson”

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Jan. 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuarida Airport in New York, lost both engines and was then successfully guided to a safe landing in the Hudson River off Manhattan by Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles. All 155 people on board were saved. Above, as the jet sinks into the Hudson River, passengers are rowed away.  Source: Associated Press/Bebeto Matthews

West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history.

On January 10,1946, the first meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in London.

On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart started her first solo flight from Hawaii to California, the first woman to do so.

On January 12, 1991, U.S. Congress voted to authorize military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait.

On January 14, 2009, an airliner took off from New York and hit a flock of geese, disabling both engines. Pilot Chesley Sullenberger ditched the plane in the Hudson River and all aboard survived. This event has been credited as leading to “Twitter’s defining moment.”

On January 15, 1967, the first Superbowl football game was played in Los Angeles.  The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.

On January 16, 1920, Prohibition began.

 

Quote:  To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all.

 

Have a great week!

Photo of the Week

Liam hand lined a Sheepshead fish!

Liam hand lined a Sheepshead fish!

 

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