The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Challenger, Coast Guard established, California Gold Rush

This week in history


Jan. 23: 7,320 BC—Cecilia Sowel of Abyssinia invents the first hard consonant. 1907—Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first person of Native American descent to serve in the U.S Senate. He previously served six terms in the House and later becomes a vice-president. 1950—A NFL rule changes open way for the two-platoon system consisting of an offense and defensive squads. 1965—Petula Clark’s Downtown tops the charts. 1986—Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley become the first inductees of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Born: New Zealand writer Una Cruickshank (1981). Died: Theodore Freling...

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