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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Where is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA? 

Pittsburgh is the seat of Allegheny County and is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

Known for steel, Pittsburgh also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances, sports, transportation, computing, retail, cars, and electronics.

Pittsburgh was named in 1758 by General John Forbes in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a township in 1771 and as a borough on April 22, 1794.Wikipedia


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1758 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania founded

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1842 - September 18 - 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published

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News  1845 - ANOTHER DISASTROUS FIRE IN PITTSBURG ! SIXTY TO SEVENTY HOUSES IN ASHES - ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TO TWO HUNDRED FAMILIES, COMPRISING SEVEN TO NINE HUNDRED PERSONS RENDERED HOUSELESS AND HOMELESS ! !
Our city has again been the scene of another disastrous conflagration - more dreadful than the first as regards the actual suffering which will follow, although comparatively small when the amount of property is considered.

About a quarter before 9 o'clock last evening, a fire was discovered in...Read MORE...



1856 - February 22 - 1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)

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News  1871 - Pittsburgh Factories
Pittsburgh has thirty-two iron, nine steel, and two copper mills.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 14, 1871
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1877 - First national strike in U.S. began in Pittsburgh against Pennsylvania Railroad

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1881 - November 15 - American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)

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News  1889 - The Monongahela river coal works near Pittsburgh, Pa., resumed work on the 9th after a shut down of a week's duration, giving employment to six thousand men.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 13, 1889
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1893 - The Ferris Wheel was invented by the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania bridge-builder George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (1859-1896) . The first Ferris wheel was opened on June 21, 1893 at the Chicago World's Fair.
This Ferris wheel was 250 feet tall (the diameter of the wheel) - this is about the height of a 25 story building! It had 36 wooden cars that could each seat 40 people, and hold another 20 standing people plus a conductor. Each car was 27 feet long, 13 feet wide, and 9 feet tall. A total of 2000...Read MORE...


1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...In Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Feb. 9. - The weather is growing colder and the local weather office has issued a bulletin predicting the worst blizzard for years in this section. Railroad and streetcar traffic is seriously impeded, all through trains being late. The supply of natural gas is very...Read MORE...



News  1900 - PITTSBURG BUILDING FALLS. THREE KILLED AND SIX BADLY INJURED BY THE COLLAPSE OF A BUSINESS STRUCTURE.
Pittsburg, April 12. - Without warning and with a rush and a roar, the four-story brick building at the corner of Second Avenue and Wood Street, collapsed to-day, burying in its ruins a number of people, three of whom were taken out dead, six badly hurt, and several others slightly injured.

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1901 - April 20 - Pittsburgh PA established April snow records of 12.7 inches in 24 hours, and 13.5 inches for the month.

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News  1903 - October 1 – The first modern World Series in North American baseball, pitting the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates against Boston of the American League, begins at Pittsburgh's Exposition Park.

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October 1, 1903
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1905 - The first all-motion-picture theater in the world was opened on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh on June 19, 1905, by John P. Harris and Harry Davis

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1906
Pittsburg, or Pittsburgh, a city and the capital of Allegheny oo., Pa., and a port of entry, is 260 miles (direct) W. by N. of Philadelphia, on the Pennsylvania, the Baltimore and Ohio and other railroads. Lat. 40° 26' N. ; Ion. 80° 2' W. Within the angle formed by the Alleghany and Monongahela...Read MORE...


1909 - The first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh.

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1913 - In 1913 the first automobile service station opened in Pittsburgh.

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1920 - September 29 - Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10

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1920 - November 2 - KDKA (Pittsburgh) goes on air as 1st commercial radio station

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1924 - The Liberty Tunnel in Pittsburgh opened . At that time the 5,700 foot facility was the longest artificially ventilated automobile tunnel in the world.

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News  1927 - March 11 - 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
The first armored car robbery is committed by the Flatheads Gang near Pittsburgh.
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March 11, 1927
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News  1931 - 30 DEAD, 20 MISSING MANY HURT IN PITTSBURGH FIRE. FEARED SHOCK WILL COST LIVES OF SURVIVORS IN HOME FOR THE AGED.
Six of Missing Are Volunteer Rescue Workers - 80 Year Old Survivor Tells of Dropping to Knees and "Praying to God" - 250 Inmates in Building When Fire States - Heroism of Mother Superior Praised - Most of the Inmates All But Helpless Before the Fire - Origin of Flames Undetermined.

Pittsburgh,...Read MORE...



News  May 25, 1935: At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hit the 714th, and last, home run of his career

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May 25, 1935
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1936 - March 17 – March 18 – St. Patrick's Day Flood: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suffers the worst flooding in its history.

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March 18, 1936
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News  1938 - June 24 - 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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June 24, 1938
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1950 - November 25-26 - Storm produced record snowfall totals of 27.7 inches at Pittsburgh PA

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1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


D'Antoni
America/USA  Nicolo "Nicholas" Oreste D'Antoni (October 18, 1912, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - March 7, 2001, Anaheim, California, USA)

Gray
America/USA  Irene Blanch Gray (1878, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - , )

LEDDY
America/USA  RICHARD MATHEW LEDDY (OCT. 04 1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - 06/10/1991, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Thornhill
America/USA  Hannah Thornhill (1823, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - 7/18/1895, , Ohio, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Boucher
Canada/New France  Michel Boucher (11 June 1732, Saint-Nicolas, Lévis, Québec, Canada - 5 May 1755, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Fisher
America/USA  Edith Rose Fisher (4 April 1867, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA - 10 February 1936, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Samson
America/USA  Edwin Percival Samson (3 October 1866, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 7 March 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
 


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