TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - NEWS -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Jan. 14, 1963

Ge­orge C. Wal­lace was sworn in as gover­nor of Alabama with the pledge, “Se­gre­ga­tion for­ever!” _ a view Wal­lace later re­pu­di­ated.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1784

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

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.

1943

Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt, Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Win­ston Churchill and French Gen­eral Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime con­fer­ence in Casablanca.

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