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This Day in History for January 14

This Day In History1639 -1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow.

1699 – Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches”

1784 – US Revolutionary War ends with the US Congress of the Constitution ratifying the Treaty of Paris.

1864 – General Sherman begins his march to the South.

1868 – North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh.

1873 – “Celluloid” registered as a trademark by its inventor, John Wesley Hyatt.

1878 – US Supreme Court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional.

1936 – L.M. (Mario) Giannini elected President of Bank of America.

1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane.

1950 – US recalls all consular officials from China.

1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

1956 – Little Richard releases “Tutti Frutti”

1963 – George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!”

1967 – Sonny & Cher releases single “Beat Goes On”

1975 – USSR breaks trade agreement with US.

1979 – US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King’s birthday be a holiday.

1981 – US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish.

1995 – Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex’s $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico.

2008 – MESSENGER spacecraft performs a Mercury flyby.

2016 – Sixth republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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