On This Day In History, 14 January


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World Events Today

  • Felice Orsini, an Italian revolutionary, attempted to assassinate the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French Emperor Napoleon III, today in 1858
  • The Human Be-In, “A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In”, was held today in 1967 in San Francisco, it was the prelude to the Summer of Love
  • The European space probe Huygens, landed on Saturn’s moon Titan today in 2005, it had taken over 7 years to get there

Entertainment Events Today

  • Tosca, the opera by Giacomo Puccini, premiered today in 1900 in the Teatro Costanzi, Rome
  • After winning the European Cup in 1968, Sir Matt Busby announced his intention to retire at the end of the current season, today in 1969
  • The American drama television series Fantasy Island, aired for the first time today in 1977 on the ABC Network

Family Events Today

  • Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, died today in 1898 aged 65
  • Billie Joe Moore, better known as the American country music singer Billie Jo Spears, was born today in 1937 in Texas
  • Humphrey DeForest Bogart, considered by some as the greatest male star of classic American cinema, died today in 1957 aged 57

Main Event Today

  • The Casablanca Conference, where World War II “unconditional surrender” was discussed, started today in 1943, amongst the attendees was the United States President, Franklin D Roosevelt, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill and the General of France, Charles de Gaulle

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day

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