DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Monday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2019. There are 351 days left in the year. 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 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.
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 1970, Diana Ross and the Supremes performed their last concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.
In 1989, President Ronald Reagan delivered his 331st and final weekly White House radio address.
Ten years ago, freshly reurned from a tour of war zones and global hotspots, Vice President- elect Joe Biden told President- elect Barack Obama that “things are going to get tougher” in Afghanistan.
Five years ago, sporadic violence flared across much of Egypt as a two- day referendum on a new constitution began.
One year ago, authorities east of Los Angeles arrested the parents of 13 siblings after being led to the home by one of them, a 17- year- old girl who had jumped out of a window and called 911; they said they found the girl’s 12 brothers and sisters locked up in filthy conditions, with some malnourished and chained to beds. ( A September 2019 trial date has been set for David and Louise Turpin.)