Almanac: January 14, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor

Birthdays of Monday, January 14

Blues singer Clarence Carter is 77.
Singer Jack Jones is 75.
Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 75.
Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond is 73.
Actress Faye Dunaway is 72.
Actress Holland Taylor is 70.
Actor Carl Weathers is 65.
Actress Emily Watson is 46.
Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 46.
Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 45.
Actor Jason Bateman is 44.
Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 44.
Actress Jordan Ladd is 38.
Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 31.
Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 31.
Actor Zach Gilford is 31.
Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 30.
Actor Jonathan Osser is 24.

On January 14 in

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

1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.

1952 NBC's "Today" show premiered, with Dave Garroway as the host, or "communicator."

1963 George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama; his inaugural address included the ringing declaration, "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!" — a view Wallace came to repudiate in later years.

1968 The Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the AFL's Oakland Raiders, 33-14, in Super Bowl II.

1973 The Miami Dolphins of the AFC defeated the Washington Redskins of the NFC 14-7 to win Super Bowl VII. (This game featured the notorious "Garo's Gaffe" by Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian that resulted in a Redskins touchdown.)

1989 President Ronald Reagan delivered his 331st and final weekly White House radio address, telling listeners, "Believe me, Saturdays will never seem the same. I'll miss you."

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

In The Star

Jan. 14, 1938, in The Star: Anniston baseball fans will be happy to learn that regional league games are on their way back to the Model City. Local organizers posted a $1,000 forfeit bond at Southeastern League headquarters in Selma today to show their commitment to a Class B team. Leaders in the effort now have to go about raising $6,000 deemed necessary to carry a team through spring training and handle miscellaneous expenses. The Anniston City Council has already agreed to improve Johnston Field, where the current lighting capacity needs to be increased and bleachers and plumbing need repairs. Class B ball is said to be two notches higher than the old Georgia-Alabama league in which the city previously participated. Also this date: Mid-term exams begin Monday, Jan. 17, for pupils in the higher grades of Anniston public schools. The exams will be completed during the week and the spring term will begin Jan. 24.

Jan. 14, 1988, in The Star: A steady drop in Anniston’s crime rate in the early 1980s was more than wiped out by rises during 1985 and 1986, but a 9 percent drop last year resumed the trend and put the crime rate at its lowest level since 1984. Anniston police answered 29,127 calls inside the city limits during 1987. Also during the year, 4,008 major felonies were reported.

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