Today in history
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.