TO­DAY’S HIS­TORY

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By The As­so­ci­ated Press To­day is Satur­day, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2017. There are 351 days left in the year. To­day’s High­light in His­tory: On Jan. 14, 1967, the Six­ties’ “Sum­mer of Love” un­of­fi­cially be­gan with a “Hu­man Be-In,” a gath­er­ing of tens of thou­sands of young peo­ple for a coun­ter­cul­ture event at Golden Gate Park in San Fran­cisco. On this date: In 1784, the United States rat­i­fied the Treaty of Paris end­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War; Bri­tain fol­lowed suit in April 1784.

In 1952, NBC’s “To­day” show pre­miered, with Dave Gar­roway as the host, or “com­mu­ni­ca­tor.”

In 1954, Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe and Joe DiMag­gio were mar­ried at San Fran­cisco City Hall. ( The mar­riage lasted about nine months.)

In 1969, 27 peo­ple aboard the air­craft car­rier USS En­ter­prise, off Hawaii, were killed when a rocket war­head ex­ploded, set­ting off a fire and ad­di­tional ex­plo­sions.

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