Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 14

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 14

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1789 In an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

1881 Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias "Billy the Kid," was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in present- day New Mexico.

1943 A federal grand jury began a probe of an insurgent strike that hampered coal production in Western Pennsylvania for nearly a month and slowed steel mills.

1979 Only 11 percent of the area's service stations were open. Pittsburgh motorists were hit hard by the shutdown of the independent station operators.

1997 LTV Steel, Pittsburgh's remaining link to its once dominant steel industry, said it would permanently close its Hazelwood coke plant.

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

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