Today is the 14th day of 2014 and the 25th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1784, the United States ratified the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.
In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle met in Casablanca, Morocco.
In 1952, the morning news program "Today" debuted on NBC.
In 2010, Yemen declared open war on al-Qaida.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), American soldier/traitor; Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), theologian/physician; Hal Roach (1892-1992), film and TV producer; John Dos Passos (1896-1970), author; Andy Rooney (1919-2011), writer/TV commentator; Faye Dunaway (1941- ), actress; Shannon Lucid (1943- ), astronaut; Carl Weathers (1948- ), actor; Lawrence Kasdan (1949- ), filmmaker; Steven Soderbergh (1963- ), filmmaker; Shepard Smith (1964- ), TV journalist; LL Cool J (1968- ), rapper/actor; Jason Bateman (1969- ), actor; Dave Grohl (1969- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY'S FACT: Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1943 meeting in Casablanca marked the first time a U.S. president traveled by airplane while in office and the first time a president left the country's soil during wartime.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1954, New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe were married in San Francisco.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being." -- Albert Schweitzer
TODAY'S NUMBER: 32.6 million -- estimated population of Morocco in 2013.
TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Jan. 7) and full moon (Jan. 15).