Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 1

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 1

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1915 All steel mills in Pittsburgh were operating night and day to meet steel demands of nations at war.

1940 A reorganization plan, consolidating 55 interlocking street transit systems into a single company, was filed in Federal Court by trustees for the bankrupt Pittsburgh Railways Co.

1994 Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley confirmed they'd been secretly married 11 weeks earlier. (Presley filed for divorce from Jackson in January 1996, citing irreconcilable differences.)

2005 The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre announced it will replace the musicians of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra with recorded music for its 2005-2006 season.

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

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