Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, January 20

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, January 20

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1649 King Charles I of England went on trial, accused of high treason (he was found guilty and executed by month's end).

1946 In the largest single walk-out in the nation's history, 800,000 CIO United Steel Workers - 227,000 of them in the Pittsburgh district - closed down the steel industry after President Truman's 11th hour fact-finding efforts failed. The first picket line appeared at the Irvin works and National Tube plant.

1980 The "Super Steelers" ralled three times in a close contest to defeat the Los Angeles Rams 31-19 and win Super Bowl XIV, their fourth Super Bowl victory in six years.

1986 The United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

2017 Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women. …

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