Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 29

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 29

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1856 The Allegheny Valley Railroad was opened to Kittanning, Armstrong County.

1919 The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which launched Prohibition, was certified by Acting Secretary of State Frank L. Polk.

1975 A bomb exploded inside the U.S. State Department in Washington, causing considerable damage, but injuring no one; the radical group Weather Underground claimed responsibility.

Today's birthdays: Feminist author Germaine Greer, 77. Actress Katharine Ross, 76. Feminist author Robin Morgan, 75. Actor Tom Selleck, 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bettye LaVette, 70. Actor Marc Singer, 68. Actress Ann Jillian, 66. Rock musician Louie Perez (Los Lobos), 63. Rhythm-and-blues/funk singer Charlie Wilson, 63. Talk show host Oprah Winfrey, 62. …

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