Today’s highlight in history
On Jan. 14, 1968, the Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the AFL’s Oakland Raiders, 33-14, in the second AFL-NFL World Championship game (now Super Bowl II).
On this date In 1784,
the United States ratified the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War; Britain followed suit in April.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.
George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama, vowing “Segregation forever!”
the “Summer of Love” unofficially began with a “Human Be-In” involving tens of thousands of young people at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
Diana Ross and the Supremes performed their last concert together, in Las Vegas.
the House Internal Security Committee (formerly the House Un-American Activities Committee) was disbanded.
Former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow pleaded guilty to conspiracy as he accepted a 10year prison sentence. (He was actually sentenced to six years and was released in December 2011.)
Ten years ago:
Back from a tour of war zones, Vice President-elect Joe Biden told President-elect Barack Obama that “things are going to get tougher” in Afghanistan.
Five years ago:
A federal judge struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban, then set aside his order while officials completed an appeal. (Oklahoma was among five states whose bans on same-sex marriage were overturned.)
One year ago:
Authorities east of Los Angeles arrested the parents of 13 siblings after being led to the home by one of them, a 17-year-old girl who had jumped out a window and called 911; they said they found the girl’s 12 brothers and sisters locked up in filthy conditions, with some malnourished and chained to beds. (A September 2019 trial date has been set for David and Louise Turpin.)