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

To­day's High­light in His­tory: On Jan. 14, 1963, Ge­orge C. Wal­lace was sworn in as gover­nor of Alabama with the pledge, "Seg­re­ga­tion for­ever!" — a view Wal­lace later re­pu­di­ated. On this date:

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 (YAW'sihp brawz TEE'-toh) 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.

In 1969, 27 peo­ple aboard the air­craft car­rier USS En­ter­prise, off Hawaii, were killed when a rocket war­head ex­ploded, set­ting off a fire and ad­di­tional ex­plo­sions.

In 1970, Di­ana Ross and the Supremes per­formed their last con­cert to­gether, at the Fron­tier Ho­tel in Las Ve­gas. In 1975, the House In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity Com­mit­tee (for­merly the House Un-Amer­i­can Ac­tiv­i­ties Com­mit­tee) was dis­banded.

In 1989, 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."

In 1994, Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton and Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Boris Yeltsin signed an ac­cord to stop aim­ing mis­siles at any na­tion; the lead­ers joined Ukrainian Pres­i­dent Leonid Kravchuk in sign­ing an ac­cord to dis­man­tle the nu­clear arse­nal of Ukraine.

To­day's Birth­days: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 83. Singer Jack Jones is 81. Ac­tress Faye Du­n­away is 78. Ac­tress Hol­land Tay­lor is 76. Ac­tor Carl Weathers is 71. Rock singer Ge­off Tate (Queen­sryche) is

60. Ac­tor Mark Addy is 55. Rap­per Slick Rick is 54. Ac­tor Dan Sch­nei­der is 53. Ac­tress Emily Wat­son is 52. Actorcomedian Tom Rhodes is 52. Rock mu­si­cian Zakk Wylde is

52. Rap­per-ac­tor LL Cool J is

51. Ac­tor Ja­son Bate­man is 50. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Dave Grohl (Foo Fight­ers) is 50. Ac­tor Kevin Du­rand is 45. Ac­tress Jor­dan Ladd is 44. Ac­tor Ward Hor­ton is 43. Ac­tress Emay­atzy Corinealdi is 39. Retro-soul singer-song­writer Marc Brous­sard is 37. Rock singer­mu­si­cian Caleb Fol­low­ill (Kings of Leon) is 37. Ac­tor Zach Gilford is 37. Rock mu­si­cian Joe Guese (The Click Five) is

37. Ac­tor Jonathan Osser is 30. Ac­tor-singer Grant Gustin is 29.

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