Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 21

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 21

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1861: Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and four other Southerners whose states had seceded from the Union resigned from the U.S. Senate.

1942; Pinball machines were banned in New York City after a court ruled they were gambling devices that relied on chance rather than skill (the ban was lifted in 1976).

1946 : All mills in the district were silent, steel production hit a 50-year low; United Steelworkers president Philip Murray, in a nationwide broadcast from Pittsburgh, accused American business of an "evil conspiracy" to destroy labor unions.

1992: Bill Cowher, who grew up in Crafton, was named the new head coach of the Steelers.

1998: Pope John Paul II began a historic pilgrimage to Cuba.

2017 A day after Donald Trump's inauguration, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world to send the new president an emphatic message that they wouldn't let his agenda go unchallenged. …

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