Today in history: Jan. 14 In 1742, English astronomer...

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January 14, 2002

Today in history: Jan. 14

In 1742, English astronomer Edmond Halley, who observed the comet that now bears his name, died at age 85.

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

In 1953, Josip Broz Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia by the country's parliament.

In 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of "segregation forever."

Fifty years ago: NBC's Today show had its premiere, with Dave Garroway as the host.

One year ago: The matchup for Super Bowl 35 was decided as the New York Giants shut out the Minnesota Vikings, 41-to-0, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Oakland Raiders, 16-to-3.

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