TODAY IN HISTORY
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
The United States ratified the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War; Britain followed suit in April 1784.
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.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.
Josip Broz Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia by the country’s Parliament.
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.
The Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the AFL’s Oakland Raiders, 33-14, in the second AFL-NFL World Championship game.
27 people aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, off Hawaii, were killed when a rocket warhead exploded, setting off a fire and additional explosions.
Diana Ross and the Supremes performed their last concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.
The House Internal Security Committee was disbanded.
President Ronald Reagan delivered his 331st and final weekly White House radio address, telling listeners, “Believe me, Saturdays will never seem the same. I’ll miss you.”