Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Date, Jan. 20

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Date, Jan. 20

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1887 The U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.

1937 A three-month strike of 6,000 Pittsburgh Plate Glass workers ended with an agreement for an 8-cent hourly pay raise.

1966 Bill Austin was named Steelers head coach.

1981 Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

2001 Paul O'Neill, former president of Alcoa, was confirmed as secretary of the Treasury under the George W. Bush administration.

2017 A shooting at West Liberty High School in Ohio left two students wounded, one critically; authorities credited the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived. …

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