Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 9

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 9

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1754 A political cartoon in Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette depicted a snake cut into eight pieces, each section representing a part of the American colonies; the caption read, "JOIN, or DIE."

1848 The Sisters of Mercy completed a hospital on Stevenson Street with bed capacity for 60 patients.

1914 President Woodrow Wilson, acting on a joint congressional resolution, signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

1946 A 115-day strike of 75,000 Westinghouse workers - the longest major walkout since the war - ended with the CIO-United Electrical accepting an 18-cent hourly wage increase; 15,000 Pittsburgh district employees approved the pact and prepared to go back to work.

1991 Harris Wofford was appointed to the U. …

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