Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 13

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 13

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1864 Stephen Collins Foster, Pittsburgh's best-known composer, died in poverty at a New York hospital at age 37.

1929 U.S. Steel president James A. Farrell announced a $20 million expansion program for subsidiary plants at Duquesne, McKeesport and Braddock.

1967 Wesley Posvar was named chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh.

2014 A shooting at a Wesley Chapel, Fla., movie theater left Chad Oulson, 43, dead; retired Tampa police captain Curtis Reeves, 71, is accused of killing him during what authorities said was an argument over Mr. Oulson's texting.

Today's birthdays: Comedian Rip Taylor, 82. Comedian Charlie Brill, 78. Actor Billy Gray, 78. Actor Richard Moll, 73. Rock musician Trevor Rabin, 62. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White, 61. …

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