DNA: Today In History | January 15th, 2016

Check out the important historical events took place on today's date, 15th January.

Ex-boxing champ Jermain Taylor pleads guilty to Arkansas felony charges

Ex-boxing champ Jermain Taylor pleads guilty to Arkansas felony charges

Taylor has offered repeated apologies for his erratic behaviour in recent years.

Madonna defends posting pictures of Mandela, Luther King

Madonna defends posting pictures of Mandela, Luther King

 Pop diva Madonna has sparked controversy after she posted altered images of Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela on her Instagram account.

Outrage over Madonna's use of Nelson Mandela, MLK pics for new album

Outrage over Madonna's use of Nelson Mandela, MLK pics for new album

Madonna has sparked outrage after comparing herself toNelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and others in order to promote her new album 'Rebel Heart'.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton ready to stand and deliver

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton ready to stand and deliver

Lewis Hamilton`s closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title.

PM Modi pays tribute at Martin Luther King Junior Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here at Martin Luther King Junior Memorial to pay homage during the second day of his stay in the American capital.

Narendra Modi, Barack Obama pay joint homage to Martin Luther King

In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and paid a joint homage to the leader of African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Modi gifts Gita, Martin Luther King's memorabilia to Obama

Keeping in mind the two people US President Barack Obama admired most, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally chose gifts for him which included a 'Gita by Gandhi' in Khadi cover and audio-video clips from the 1959 India visit of Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King biopic `Selma` all set for Christmas release

Martin Luther King biopic `Selma` will open in a limited number of US theatres on December 25, before its wider release on January 9, 2015.

Tim Roth joins Martin Luther King Jr drama `Selma`

Actor Tim Roth, who was recently seen in the role of Monaco`s Prince Rainer III in `Grace of Monaco`, is all set to play Alabama governor George Wallace in in Martin Luther King Jr drama `Selma`.

Winfrey upset over losing basketball team

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has expressed disappointment over losing out on a chance to buy the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

India is free but not equal: Jesse Jackson

Observing India was "free but not equal", legendary civil rights activist Jesse Jackson regretted illiteracy among children in the country which excels in exporting talent across the world.

Winfrey to co-produce film on Martin Luther King

Chat show host Oprah Winfrey will produce a new movie titled
“Selma”, based on the life of Martin Luther King.

In US, parallels seen between Mandela, Martin Luther King

Standing on the balcony outside Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on a clear and cool November day in 2000, Nelson Mandela couldn`t help but weep.

Obama pays homage to Mandela, calls him `giant of history`

America`s first black President Barack Obama today paid a moving tribute to his inspiration Nelson Mandela, calling him a "giant of history" and comparing the anti-apartheid icon with the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln.

Cold War documents show NSA spied on US senators

National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights icon Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali and critics of Vietnam War in secret "disreputable" program, declassified documents have revealed.

Obama leads the nation in commemorating `March on Washington`

Paying rich tribute to Martin Luther King, Obama said America changed, because they kept marching.

Martin Luther King would be amazed by progress: Obama

America`s first black president Barack Obama has said that the civil rights leader would have been "amazed in many ways" about the progress in the country.

Marchers mark 50 yrs since Martin Luther King Jr.`s `Dream` speech

Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington today.

50 years after King, marchers gather in capital

Next week, the first black US president, a living symbol of the racial progress civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago.