Today in History - January 14th

  • 1639 - Today in history, Connecticut's first constitution was adopted. 
  • 1784 - The United States approved a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War. 
  • 1858 - On this day in history, French emperor Napoleon III escaped an attempt on his life. 
  • 1882 - The Myopia Hunt Club became the first country club in the United States. 
  • 1943 - Today in history, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office.
  • 1952 - NBC's "Today" show premiered. 
  • 1954 - On this day in history, The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator, and called itself the American Motors Corporation. 
  • 1994 - President Clinton and Russian President Yeltsin signed an accord to stop aiming missiles at any nation and to dismantle the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine.
  • 1999 - Today in history, the impeachment trial of President Clinton began in Washington, DC.
  • 2002 - NBC's "Today" celebrated its 50th anniversary on television. 
  • 2004 - On this day in history in St. Louis, a Lewis and Clark Exhibition opened at the Missouri History Museum.

SCIENCE, DISCOVERIES, TRADEMARKS - Today in History, January 14th

  • 1873 - John Hyatt's invention 'Celluloid' was registered as a trademark. 
  • 1878 - Today in history, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Queen Victoria. 
  • 1998 - In Dallas, researchers reported an enzyme that slows the aging process and cell death. 
  • 2005 - On this day in history, a probe sent back pictures during and after landing on Saturn's moon Titan.

SPORTS - Today in History, January 14th

  • 1951 - The first NFL Pro Bowl All-Star Game was played in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1973 - Today in history, The Miami Dolphins defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII and became the first team to go undefeated in a season. 
  • 1985 - Tennis Pro Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament. 

MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, January 14th

  • 1900 - On this day in history, Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" had its world premiere in Rome.
  • 1960 - Elvis Presley was promoted to Sergeant in the United States Army.
  • 1970 - Today in history, the first Human Be-In took place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 
  • 1970 - A display of John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs opened in London.
  • 1970 - On this day in history, Diana Ross performed for the last time with the Supremes. 
  • 1973 - Elvis Presley's "Aloha from Hawaii" concert was broadcast live around the world. 
  • 1989 - Today in history, Paul McCartney released his album "Back in the U.S.S.R."
  • 1997 - The Spice Girls debut single "Wannabe" was released in the USA.


  • Benedict Arnold 1741 
  • Albert Schweitzer 1875 
  • Cecil Beaton 1904 
  • Andy Rooney 1919 
  • Faye Dunaway 1941 
  • L.L. Cool J (James Todd Smith) 1968