Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 27

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 27

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1787 English historian Edward Gibbon completed his six-volume work "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."?

1951 A special grand jury recommended indictment of Mayor David L. Lawrence, city Controller Edward R. Frey and nine others as the result of an investigation into city light and coal contracts.

1994 It was announced that Lorin Maazel, musical director of the Pittsburgh Symphony, would not renew his contract after the 1996 season.

Today's birthdays: Business executive Ross Perot, 86. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, 78. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys), 74. Fashion designer Vera Wang, 67. Actress Julia Duffy, 65. Actress Isabelle Adjani, 61. Country singer Lorrie Morgan, 57. Actor Brian Drillinger, 56. Writer-producer-director J. …

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