Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 30

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 30

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1763 Pontiac's uprising against the whites brought all the inhabitants from the outside within the confines of Fort Pitt. Most of the surrounding homes were demolished.

1870 The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited denying citizens the right to vote and hold office on the basis of race, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. Texas was readmitted to the Union.

1978 The state government authorized more than $55 million in federal, state and local funds to pay for the first phase of the proposed East Busway in Allegheny County.

1981 President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously wounded outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr.; also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and a District of Columbia police officer, Thomas Delahanty. …

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