Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 17

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 17

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1821 Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

1890 The city of Allegheny celebrated its Golden Jubilee.

1918 Russia's Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

1942 United Steel Workers' wage policy committee, meeting at William Penn Hotel, accepted a 44-cents-a-day wage increase granted by War Labor Board to employees of "Little Steel" firms.

1996 TWA Flight 800, a Europe-bound Boeing 747, exploded and crashed off Long Island, N.Y., shortly after departing John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 230 on board.

2001 Mellon Financial Corp. sold Mellon Bank to Citizens Bank for $2.1 billion.

Today's birthdays: Actor Donald Sutherland, 84. Actress Diahann Carroll, 81. …

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