Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 8

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 8

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1886: The Westinghouse Electric Company was established in Garrison Alley to manufacture and promote the use of equipment for the alternating electric current system.

1987: The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in Oakland celebrated 100 years of service with a $9 million construction and renovation project to be completed a year later.

1997: Six inmates escaped from the State Correctional Institution at Woods Run by digging a 30-foot tunnel under the prison wall and into an adjacent warehouse. Eventually all were caught.

- Compiled by Molly Born

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

Actor-comedian Larry Storch, 94. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur, 89. CBS newsman Charles Osgood, 84. Singer Shirley Bassey, 80. Game show host Bob Eubanks, 79. …

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