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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14 - The Day in History

January 14 : General Interest
1875: Albert Schweitzer born

The theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer is born on this day in 1875 in Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France)... read more


American Revolution
1784 : Continental Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/continental-congress-ratifies-the-treaty-of-paris

Automotive
1920 : Dodge co-founder dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dodge-co-founder-dies

Civil War
1860 : House Committee proposes amendment to protect slavery
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/house-committee-of-thirty-three-submits-proposed-amendment

Cold War
1980 : United Nations vote "deplores" Soviet intervention in Afghanistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-nations-vote-deplores-soviet-intervention-in-afghanistan

Crime
1741 : Benedict Arnold, American traitor, born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benedict-arnold-american-traitor-born

Disaster
1969 : Explosion rocks USS Enterprise
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/explosion-rocks-uss-enterprise

General Interest
1639 : The first colonial constitution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-colonial-constitution
1963 : George Wallace inaugurated as Alabama governor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-wallace-inaugurated-as-alabama-governor
1980 : Gold prices soar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gold-prices-soar

Hollywood
1954 : Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marilyn-monroe-marries-joe-dimaggio

Literary
1894 : Joseph Conrad returns to London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joseph-conrad-returns-to-london

Music
1970 : Diana Ross and the Supremes perform their final concert
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diana-ross-and-the-supremes-perform-their-final-concert

Old West
1891 : General Miles reports on Sioux
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-miles-reports-on-sioux

Presidential
1784 : Adams, Jefferson and Madison help to ratify the Treaty of Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adams-jefferson-and-madison-help-to-ratify-the-treaty-of-paris
1942 : Roosevelt ushers in Japanese-American internment
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-ushers-in-japanese-american-internment
1943 : FDR becomes first president to travel by airplane on U.S. official business
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-becomes-first-president-to-travel-by-airplane-on-us-official-business

Sports
1973 : Undefeated Dolphins beat Redskins in Super Bowl VII
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/undefeated-dolphins-beat-redskins-in-super-bowl-vii

Vietnam War
1964 : Westmoreland appointed as Harkins' deputy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-appointed-as-harkins-deputy
1968 : Operation Niagara launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-niagara-launched

World War I
1915 : South African troops occupy Swakopmund in German Southwest Africa
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-african-troops-occupy-swakopmund-in-german-southwest-africa

World War II
1942 : Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff established
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/anglo-american-combined-chiefs-of-staff-established
1943 : Roosevelt and Churchill begin Casablanca Conference
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-and-churchill-begin-casablanca-conference


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