Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 1

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 1

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1765 The Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament, went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.

1956 Theodore L. Hazlett, Jr., executive director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, warned that a critical shortage of housing for relocation of families threatened to undermine Pittsburgh's ambitious program for eliminating blight.

2001 Patti Burns, much-loved TV anchor and daughter of television news pioneer Bill Burns, died at age 49. She shared anchor duties on the noon news with her father in the 1970s.

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

- Compiled by Rick Nowlin

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