Today is Sunday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2018. There are 351 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1784: The United States ratifies the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War; Britain followed suit in April 1784.
1898: Author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – better known as “Alice in Wonderland” creator Lewis Carroll – dies in Guildford, Surrey, England, less than two weeks before his 66th birthday.
1900: Puccini’s opera “Tosca” has its world premiere in Rome.
1927: The Paramount silent romantic comedy “It,” starring Clara Bow (who became known as “The ‘It’ Girl”), has its world premiere in Los Angeles.
1932: Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro wins his first race.
1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle open a wartime conference in Casablanca.
1952: The “Today Show” premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie hosting the morning news and talk show on NBC-TV.
1953: Josip Broz Tito is elected president of Yugoslavia by the country’s Parliament.
1963: George C. Wallace is sworn in as governor of Alabama with the pledge, “Segregation forever!” – a view Wallace later repudiated.
Sylvia Plath’s novel “The Bell Jar” is published in London under a pseudonym less than a month before Plath committed suicide.
1967: The Sixties’ “Summer of Love” unofficially begins with a “Human Be-In” involving tens of thousands of young people at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
1969: Twenty-seven people aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, off Hawaii, are killed when a rocket warhead explodes, setting off a fire and additional explosions.
1975: The House Internal Security Committee (formerly the House Un-American Activities Committee) is disbanded.
1989: President Ronald Reagan delivers his 331st and final weekly White House radio address, telling listeners, “Believe me, Saturdays will never seem the same. I’ll miss you.”
1993: TV talk show host David Letterman announces he is moving from NBC to CBS.
2008: Republican Bobby Jindal, the first elected Indian-American governor in the United States, takes office in Louisiana.
Alvaro Colom is sworn in as Guatemala’s first leftist president in more than 50 years.
2013: Lance Armstrong ends a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey during a videotaped interview that he’d used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
Veteran stage and film actor Conrad Bain, 89, dies in Livermore, Calif.
2017: Donald Trump tears into civil-rights legend and Georgia congressman John Lewis on Twitter for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire’s White House victory.
Protesters gather in Washington and other cities to denounce the president-elect’s anti- immigrant stance and his pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload of satellites blasts off from California, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months earlier.
1993: Packard Electric expects to recall up to 500 Warren employees from layoff to begin assembling harnesses for the Oldsmobile Aurora and Buick Riviera, work that could have gone to Tennessee or Mexico.
Quarterback Bernie Kosar from Boardman undergoes ankle surgery at the end of his eighth season with the Cleveland Browns. The ankle will be in a cast for another month, and Kosar says he’ll miss some time in the spring on the golf course, but he expects to be ready for the new football season.
Attorney William R. Miller, the new president/chief executive officer of Youngstown Area Urban League, says his top priorities will be raising money to boost a depleted staff and creating employment opportunities for minorities.
l978: Archie Nelson, 29, who attracted nationwide attention when he held a mother and three children hostage after a bank robbery in the Lincoln Knolls Plaza in May, is permanently committed to Lima State Hospital as insane.
Youngstown is a feasible market for passenger train service, according to a study completed for the Ohio General Assembly.
U.S. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., who died of cancer, is remembered by many in the Mahoning Valley for his frequent visits over the years. He was regarded as “a real champion of the party,” said Stephen R. Olenick, a Humphrey delegate to the 1968 convention.
1968: A Lake Milton mother, Mrs. John Simmons, saves her 7-year-old nephew from the icy waters of Lake Milton, but fails in an heroic effort to save her son, John Simmons III, 7. Little John and his cousin, Kirk Baker, fell through the ice.
Youngstown will cease picking up commercial establishments’ trash and rubbish effective Feb. 5 so that it can concentrate on homes.
Alfred Mazzocco, co-owner of Campus Supply Co., is president of the Ambassadors Club of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce for 1968.
1943: A giant airliner, crowded with important travelers interrupts its transcontinental flight to take a 10-month-old baby, Judith King of Cleveland, from Youngstown to Philadelphia to have a safety pin removed from her throat.
Youngstown’s anti-gambling ordinance that bans the use of pinball games as gambling devices, is upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court, which dismissed the appeal of Louis Kroeck, local pinball machine owner.
Philippa Schuyler, 11-year-old pianist who has astonished audiences since she was 7, will play a concert at South High School Auditorium under the auspices of the Mahoning Chapter of the Infantile Paralysis Fund.
U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan calls for Congress to support construction of more reservoirs to protect the Mahoning Valley against disastrous floods and to provide plenty of water for industries.