To­day in his­tory

The Commercial Appeal - - Viewpoint -

To­day is Mon­day, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2019. There are 351 days left in the year. 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 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 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.

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