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This Day In History: Jan. 14

Today is the 14th day of 2008 and the 24th day of winter.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1784, the U.S. ratified the "Treaty of Paris" that ended the Revolutionary War. In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Charles de Gaulle met in Casablanca, Morocco. In 2004, former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow pleaded guilty to wire and securities fraud, accepting a 10-year prison sentence.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), American soldier/traitor; Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), theologian/physician; Hal Roach (1892-1992), film and TV producer; John Dos Passos (1896-1970), writer; Andy Rooney (1919- ), writer/TV commentator, is 89; Faye Dunaway (1941- ), actress, is 67; Shannon Lucid (1943- ), astronaut, is 65; LL Cool J (1968- ), rapper, is 40; Jason Bateman (1969- ), actor, is 39.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1973, the Miami Dolphins defeated the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl, 14-7, and became the only NFL team ever to end the season undefeated.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "The creation of a world view is the work of a generation rather than of an individual, but we each of us, for better or worse, add our brick to the edifice." - John Dos Passos

TODAY'S FACT: Franklin D. Roosevelt's meeting in Casablanca marked the first time a U.S. president ever left the country's soil during wartime. .

TODAY'S NUMBER: 16 - number of other conflicts ended by treaties known as a "Treaty of Paris," including the Seven Years War and Spanish-American War

TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (January 8) and first quarter (January 15).


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