Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 18

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 18

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1944 A "ceiling zero" smog blanketed Pittsburgh and prevented thousands of war workers from reaching their jobs and homes.

1954 In one of the largest grants of it has kind ever made, the Mellon family, represented by three foundations, gave $15 million to the University of Pittsburgh for medical education. The money was designated chiefly for development of Pitt's first full-time medical school teaching staff.

1967 Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.)

1993 An eight-month strike of Pittsburgh's two newspapers ended as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette resumed publication. The Pittsburgh Press would no longer be published. …

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