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Today In History - January 14

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Today in History in 1784 U.S. Revolutionary War ends; U.S. Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris; in 1868 N.C. Constitutional Convention meets in Raleigh; and in 1990 the "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1526 - Charles V and Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy and Flanders
  • 1641 - United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
  • 1699 - Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
  • 1784 - US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris
  • 1799 - Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
  • 1864 - General Sherman begins his march to the South
  • 1868 - NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
  • 1914 - Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T
  • 1943 - FDR and Winston Churchill conference in Casablanca concerning WW II
  • 1952 - "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • 1960 - US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
  • 1963 - George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
  • 1968 - Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 1972 - "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
  • 1979 - US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
  • 1990 - "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
  • 1993 - David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • 2011 - Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 83 BC - Mark Antony [Marcus Antonius], Rome, Roman Politician and General (Battle of Actium) (d. 30 BC)
  • 1741 - Benedict Arnold, Norwich Connecticut, U.S. general turned traitor (American Revolutionary War)
  • 1924 - Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1926 - Tom Tryon, Hartford CT, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters)
  • 1938 - Jack Jones, singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 - [Dorothy] Faye Dunaway, Bascom Fl, actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde)
  • 1943 - Holland Taylor, Phila, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)
  • 1968 - LL Cool J, [James Todd Smith], St Albans NY, rapper (Bigger & Deffer)
  • 1981 - Pitbull, American rapper

Famous Weddings

  • 1236 - English King Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence
  • 1914 - Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
  • 1930 - Author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marriage at San Francisco City Hall
  • 1958 - Activist Malcolm X marries fellow activist Betty Shabazz in Lansing, Michigan

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 - Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
  • 2010 - "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (73) divorces his fifth wife Victoria Duffy due to irreconcilable differences and out-of-control spending

Famous Deaths

  • 1898 - Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65
  • 1978 - Blossom Rock, actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
  • 1984 - Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds/owner San Diego Padres, dies at 81
  • 1990 - David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • 2006 - Shelley Winters, American actress, dies at 85
  • 2009 - Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan), dies of congestive heart failure at 88

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