Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 21

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 21

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1881 Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

1924 In a case that drew much notoriety, 14-year-old Bobby Franks was murdered in a "thrill killing" carried out by University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb (Bobby's cousin).

1949 More than 200,000 people lined the banks of the Monongahela River to watch Carnegie-Illinois's "Homestead" defeat Jones & Laughlin's "William Larimer Jones" by inches in a modern-day race of stern-wheelers.

1974 In the primary election, the home-rule charter for Allegheny County was defeated. Mayor Pete Flaherty won nomination for the senatorial race over ex-insurance commissioner Herbert S. Denenberg.

1990 Mayer DeRoy, a 30-year veteran Pittsburgh police officer, became the new police chief. …

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