Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 28

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 28

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1892 The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

1912 The Senate Commerce Committee issued its report on the Titanic disaster that cited a "state of absolute unpreparedness," improperly tested safety equipment and an "indifference to danger" as some of the causes of an "unnecessary tragedy."

1998 Pittsburgh had the highest percentage of women police officers among 100 of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country.

2008 A Pittsburgh judge fined two Oakland landlords more than $460,000 for years of neglect of building and fire code violations.

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

- Compiled by Lexi Belculfine

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