1/14/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - January 14
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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:
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.
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