Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 24

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 24

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1765 Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.

1936 Pittsburgh City Council asked the federal government for $10 million to replace and repair 1,000 homes destroyed and 8,000 damaged by floodwaters.

1958 Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tenn.

1989 The supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and began leaking an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil.

2008 For the first time in the program's history, the Pitt women's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 by besting Baylor.

Some items are from Stefan Lorant's "Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City" (digital.library.pitt.edu/chronology). …

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