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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

1920 : Dodge co-founder dies

Civil War
1860 : House Committee proposes amendment to protect slavery

Cold War
1980 : United Nations vote "deplores" Soviet intervention in Afghanistan

1741 : Benedict Arnold, American traitor, born

1969 : Explosion rocks USS Enterprise

General Interest
1639 : The first colonial constitution
1963 : George Wallace inaugurated as Alabama governor
1980 : Gold prices soar

1954 : Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio

1894 : Joseph Conrad returns to London

1970 : Diana Ross and the Supremes perform their final concert

Old West
1891 : General Miles reports on Sioux

1784 : Adams, Jefferson and Madison help to ratify the Treaty of Paris
1942 : Roosevelt ushers in Japanese-American internment
1943 : FDR becomes first president to travel by airplane on U.S. official business

1973 : Undefeated Dolphins beat Redskins in Super Bowl VII

Vietnam War
1964 : Westmoreland appointed as Harkins' deputy
1968 : Operation Niagara launched

World War I
1915 : South African troops occupy Swakopmund in German Southwest Africa

World War II
1942 : Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff established
1943 : Roosevelt and Churchill begin Casablanca Conference


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