Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 27

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 27

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1937 The newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., opened to pedestrian traffic, and vehicles began crossing the next day.

1939A 310-family project in McKees Rocks, with rents averaging $12.50 to $15 per month, was authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for immediate construction as the first project in Allegheny County's $19 million public-housing program.

1942Navy Cook 3rd Class Doris "Dorie" Miller became the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross for his "extraordinary courage and disregard for his own personal safety" during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

1962A dump fire in Centralia, Pa., ignited a blaze in underground coal deposits that continues to burn this day.

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

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