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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1794: President George Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.

1873: Carnegie, McCandless & Co., with $750,000 capital, was organized to build a steel-rail mill at nearby Braddock; Andrew Carnegie had one-third interest.

1898: Emile Zola's famous defense of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, "J'accuse," was published in Paris.

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

1998: Savio Woo, a researcher with the University of Pittsburgh, was awarded the International Olympics Prize for Sports Science for his work on the treatment of knee injuries.

2012: The Italian luxury liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio and flipped onto its side; 32 people were killed.

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