Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 16

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 16

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1547 Ivan IV of Russia (popularly known as "Ivan the Terrible") was crowned Czar.

1890 A. W. Mellon and his brother, Richard B. Mellon, acquired their first stock in the Pittsburgh Reduction Co.

1920 Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.)

2015 The NCAA agreed to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child- molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history.

Today's birthdays: Author William Kennedy, 88. Author-editor Norman Podhoretz, 86. Opera singer Marilyn Horne, 82. …

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