Today In History, January 14th

1784 – The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.

1952 – NBC’s ‘Today’ show premiered.

1954 – Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. The marriage only lasted nine months.

1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator. The new company was called the American Motors Corporation.

1960 – Elvis Presley was promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army.

1967 – The first Human Be-in, a prelude to San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, took place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

1970 – Diana Ross performed for the last time with the Supremes during a show in Las Vegas.

1972 – Elvis Presley reportedly drew the largest audience for a single TV show to that time when he presented a live, worldwide concert from Honolulu.

1972 – NBC-TV debuted ‘Sanford & Son’. (Image: That’s Entertainment!)

1973 – The Miami Dolphins defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII and became the first NFL team to go undefeated in a season.

1985 – Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament. She joined Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd as the only professional tennis players to win 100 tournaments.

1989 – Paul McCartney released his album “Back In The U.S.S.R.” exclusively in Russia.

1993 – Television talk show host David Letterman announced he was moving from NBC to CBS.

1999 – The impeachment trial of U.S. President Clinton began in Washington, D .C.

2002 – NBC’s ‘Today’ celebrated its 50th anniversary on television.

(Source: On-This-Day)

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