Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 23

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 23

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1305 Scottish rebel leader Sir William Wallace was executed by the English for treason.

1775 Britain's King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of "open and avowed rebellion."

1909 Five were killed, scores injured in two more riot battles between police and Press Steel Car strikers.

1948 The city signed a $3.475 million contract with the Broadway Maintenance Corp. of New York for installation and maintenance of an entirely new and modern street-lighting system.

2011 A pair of judges in New York put an end to the sensational sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, setting him free after prosecutors questioned the credibility of the hotel housekeeper who had accused the French diplomat.

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

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