The Citizens' Voice - - Briefly -

To­day is Sun­day, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2018. There are 351 days left in the year.

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 re­ferred to as Su­per Bowl II).

In 1784, the United States rat­i­fied the Treaty of Paris end­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War; Bri­tain fol­lowed suit in April 1784.

In 1898, author Charles Lutwidge Dodg­son — bet­ter known as "Alice in Won­der­land" cre­ator Lewis Car­roll — died in Guild­ford, Sur­rey, Eng­land, less than two weeks be­fore his 66th birth­day.

In 1900, Puc­cini's opera "Tosca" had its world premiere in Rome. In 1927, the Para­mount silent ro­man­tic com­edy "It," star­ring Clara Bow (who be­came known as "The 'It' Girl"), had its world premiere in Los An­ge­les. In 1943, Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt, Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Win­ston Churchill and French Gen­eral Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime con­fer­ence in Casablanca.

In 1953, Josip Broz Tito was elected pres­i­dent of Yu­goslavia by the coun­try's Par­lia­ment. In 1963, Ge­orge C. Wal­lace was sworn in as gover­nor of Alabama with the pledge, "Seg­re­ga­tion for­ever!" — a view Wal­lace later re­pu­di­ated. Sylvia Plath's novel "The Bell Jar" was pub­lished in Lon­don un­der a pseu­do­nym less than a month be­fore Plath com­mit­ted sui­cide.

In 1967, the Six­ties' "Sum­mer of Love" un­of­fi­cially be­gan with a "Hu­man Be-In" in­volv­ing tens of thou­sands of young peo­ple at Golden Gate Park in San Fran­cisco. To­day's birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 82. Singer Jack Jones is 80. Ac­tress Faye Du­n­away is 77. Movie writer-di­rec­tor Steven Soder­bergh is 55. Ac­tor Mark Addy is 54. Fox News Chan­nel an­chor­man Shep­ard Smith is 54. Rap­per Slick Rick is 53. Ac­tor Dan Sch­nei­der is 52. Ac­tress Emily Wat­son is 51. Rock mu­si­cian Zakk Wylde is 51. Rap­per-ac­tor LL Cool J is 50. Ac­tor Ja­son Bate­man is 49. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 49. Ac­tor Kevin Du­rand is 44. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Caleb Fol­low­ill (Kings of Leon) is 36. Ac­tor-singer Grant Gustin is 28.

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