This day in history

Today is Sunday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2018. There are 351 days left in the year.

Birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 82. Singer Jack Jones is 80. Actress Faye Dunaway is 77. Actress Holland Taylor is 75. Actor Carl Weathers is 70. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 70. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 69. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 66. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 55. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 54. Actress Emily Watson is 51. Rapper LL Cool J is 50. Actor Jason Bateman is 49. Foo Fighters singer, Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is 49. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 36.

In 1784, the United States ratified the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War; Britain followed suit in April 1784.


In 1900, Puccini’s opera ‘‘Tosca’’ had its world premiere in Rome.

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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 was elected president of Yugoslavia by the country’s Parliament.

In 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with the pledge, ‘‘Segregation forever!’’ — a view Wallace later repudiated.

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 1993, TV talk show host David Letterman said he was moving from NBC to CBS.

In 2008, Republican Bobby Jindal, the first elected Indian-American governor in the United States, took office in Louisiana.

Last year, Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend and Georgia congressman John Lewis on Twitter for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire’s White House victory. Protesters gathered in Washington and other cities to denounce the president-elect’s anti-immigrant stance and pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying satellites blasted off from California, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad four months earlier.