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Today in History: January 14, Lance Armstrong admits to using performance-enhancing drugs

Today in History

Today is Sunday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2024. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 14, 2013, cyclist Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey during a videotaped interview that he'd used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

On this date:

In 1784, the United States ratified the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War; Britain followed suit in April.

In 1914, Ford Motor Co. greatly improved its assembly-line operation by employing an endless chain to pull each chassis along at its Highland Park, Michigan, plant.

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

In 1952, NBC's "Today" show premiered, with Dave Garroway as host.

In 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married at San Francisco City Hall.

In 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with the pledge, "Segregation forever!" — a view he later repudiated.

In 1964, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in a brief televised address, thanked Americans for their condolences and messages of support following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, nearly two months earlier.

In 1967, the Sixties' "Summer of Love" unofficially began with a "Human Be-In" involving tens of thousands of young people at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

In 1970, Diana Ross and the Supremes performed their last concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

In 1975, the House Internal Security Committee (formerly the House Un-American Activities Committee) was disbanded.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed an accord to stop aiming missiles at any nation; the leaders joined Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk in signing an accord to dismantle the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine.

In 2010, President Barack Obama and the U.S. moved to take charge in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, dispatching thousands of troops along with tons of aid.

In 2022, the Australian government revoked the visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic for a second time as he fought to stay in the country and compete in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19.

Today's birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 87. Singer Jack Jones is 86. Actor Faye Dunaway is 83. Actor Holland Taylor is 81. Actor Carl Weathers is 76. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 76. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 75. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 72. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 65. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 61. Actor Mark Addy is 60. Former Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 60. Actor/producer Dan Schneider is 60. Rapper Slick Rick is 59. Actor Emily Watson is 57. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 57. Rock musician Zakk Wylde is 57. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 56. Actor Jason Bateman is 55. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 55. Actor Kevin Durand is 50. Actor Jordan Ladd is 49. Actor Ward Horton is 48. Actor Emayatzy Corinealdi is 44. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 42. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 42. Actor Zach Gilford is 42. Actor Jake Choi is 39. Actor Jonathan Osser is 35. Actor-singer Grant Gustin ("Glee") is 34. Singer/guitarist Molly Tuttle is 31.