Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 21

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 21

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1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine.

1902 The Daughters of the American Revolution won a legal suit to prevent removal of the historic Blockhouse from its original site at the Point.

1957 The University of Pittsburgh announced plans for a new graduate program to train engineers in all phases of air pollution control in keeping with the city's pioneering advances in that field.

1964 Civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were slain in Philadelphia, Miss.; their bodies were found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later. (Forty-one years later on this date in 2005, Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman, was found guilty of manslaughter; he was sentenced to 60 years in prison. …

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