Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 6

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 6

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1778 The United States won official recognition from France with the signing of a Treaty of Alliance in Paris.

1890 Andrew Carnegie repeated his original library proposal first made Nov. 25, 1881, and offered to increase his gift to $1 million to include funds for a museum of natural history, art gallery and branch libraries. The next year, he gave the promised money -to be controlled by a board of trustees appointed by the City Council -for a library and other buildings to be erected in Oakland.

1975 The NAACP, state attorney general and minority groups sued the City of Pittsburgh, charging race and sex discrimination in police hiring and promotion. Similar charges had been filed with regard to hiring in the Bureau of Fire in 1972 and following year, charges that subsequently were dismissed. …

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