Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 16

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 16

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1790 A site along the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States government; the area became Washington, D.C.

1928 The first film "talkie," titled "Tenderloin," was introduced at the Stanley Theater. Previewers said it had less than 10 minutes' "audible" dialogue, and one commented the "project is so new that its possibilities scarcely can be gauged yet."

1956 The last canvas tent performance of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows was given at Heidelberg Raceways, marking the end of an era of entertainment.

1970 After many delays, Three Rivers Stadium on the North Side opened with the Pirates losing to Cincinnati, 3-2.

Today's birthdays: Former Pa. Gov.l Dick Thornburgh, 84. …

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