To­day in his­tory

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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 1968, the Green Bay Pack­ers of the NFL de­feated the AFL’s Oak­land Raiders, 33-14, in the sec­ond AFL-NFL World Cham­pi­onship game (now re­ferred to as Su­per Bowl II).

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.

In 2004, For­mer En­ron fi­nance chief An­drew Fas­tow (FAS’-tow) pleaded guilty to con­spir­acy as he ac­cepted a ten-year prison sen­tence. (He was ac­tu­ally sen­tenced to six years and was re­leased in Dec. 2011.)

Ten years ago: Freshly re­turned 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. A French court ac­quit­ted six doc­tors and phar­ma­cists in the deaths of at least 114 peo­ple who’d con­tracted brain­de­stroy­ing Creutzfeldt-Jakob (KROYTS’-felt JAY’-kuhb) dis­ease after be­ing treated with tainted hu­man growth hor­mones. Ac­tor Ri­cardo Mon­tal­ban died in Los An­ge­les at age 88.

Five years ago: Spo­radic vi­o­lence flared across much of Egypt as a two-day ref­er­en­dum on a new con­sti­tu­tion be­gan. A fed­eral judge struck down Ok­la­homa’s gay mar­riage ban, then set aside his or­der while state and lo­cal of­fi­cials com­pleted an ap­peal. (Ok­la­homa was among five states whose bans on same­sex mar­riage were ul­ti­mately over­turned.)

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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