The Republican Herald - - OPINION -

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.)

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