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14th January

1742 Edmund Halley, the English astronomer associated with Halley's Comet, died.

1784 The Untied States ratified treaty with England ending Revolutionary War.

1814 The King of Denmark ceded Norway to the King of Sweden sparking riots in Norway.

1900 The first performance of Puccini's Tosca was staged in Rome, Italy.

1904 * Sir Cecil Beaton, English photographer and stage designer.

1926 * Warren Mitchell, English actor, star of the BBC comedy, Till Death Us Do Part.

1934 * Richard Briers, English stage and TV actor, star of the BBC comedy, The Good Life.

1938 Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs opened in the US.

1941 * Faye Dunnaway, award winning US film actress who won an Oscar for Network (1976)

1943 President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill meet at the Casablanca Conference.

1947 The Covent Garden Opera House opened with the staging of Carmen.

1953 Tito formally became the first president of the Republic of Yugoslavia.

1954 Marilyn Monroe married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

1968 The Soviet Union launched their manned Soyuz 4 spacecraft.

1990 The Simpsons premiered on television.

1994 The Duchess of Kent became the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for more than 300 years.

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