Today in history
In 1784 the United States ratified a peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War.
In 1858 French emperor Napoleon III escaped an attempt on his life.
In 1943 President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.
In 1952 NBC’s “Today” show premiered, with Dave Garroway as the host.
In 1963 George Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of “segregation forever.”
In 1964 in her first public statement since the assassination of her husband, Jacqueline Kennedy went on television to thank the 800,000 people who had sent her messages of sympathy.
In 1969 25 crew members of the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise were killed in an explosion.