Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, August 9

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, August 9

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1802 Borough Council ordered four public wells to be sunk on Market Street - the beginning of Pittsburgh's water system.

1956 The United Steelworkers and the Aluminum Company of America signed a three-year no-strike agreement ending a nine-day strike of 18,000 members of 12 of the company's 21 plants.

1982 A federal judge in Washington ordered John W. Hinckley Jr., who had been acquitted of shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others by reason of insanity, committed to a mental hospital.

1995 Jerry Garcia, guitarist and lead singer of the Grateful Dead, died in Forest Knolls, Calif., of a heart attack eight days after turning 53.

2007 A trio of storms caused flooding in Millvale, Etna and Sharpsburg.

Today's birthdays: Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy, 88. …

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