Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 14

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 14

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1851 Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale" was published in the United States, almost a month after being released in Britain.

1900 At a dinner of Carnegie Institute trustees in the Schenley Hotel, Andrew Carnegie proposed an endowment of $1 million for establishment of a polytechnic school on condition that the city provide a suitable site for it.

1940 Two hundred men, women and children escaped serious injury and probable death when the roof of the 50-year-old Harris-Alvin Theater, on Sixth Street, collapsed, bringing down tons of masonry and rafters; four were slightly hurt.

1984 Carnegie Mellon University was awarded a five-year $103 million Defense Department contract for a new Software Engineering Institute. …

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