Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, August 29

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, August 29

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1855 The first Allegheny County Republican convention adopted an abolition resolution.

1909 Plans were announced for a $450,000 state armory (18th Regiment) on a site in Schenley Farms.

1966 The Beatles concluded their fourth American tour with their last public concert, held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

1988 Secret Service agents seized $2.5 million in counterfeit $20 bills in a search of a storage locker in East Pittsburgh.

2011 In a sign Moammar Gadhafi had lost grip on his country, his wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria.

Some items are from Stefan Lorant's "Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City" (digital.library.pitt.edu/chronology).

- Compiled by Rick Nowlin

Today's birthdays: Actress Betty Lynn (TV: "The Andy Griffith Show"), 90. …

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