Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 7

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 7

Article excerpt

1789 America held its first presidential election as voters chose electors who, a month later, selected George Washington to be the nation's first chief executive.

1850 Joseph Barker, an itinerant reformer, was elected mayor of Pittsburgh while serving a year in jail for disturbing the peace.

1946 Sworn in as Pittsburgh's 47th mayor for the start of the 13th year of unbroken Democratic rule in the city, Mayor David L. Lawrence promised that his basic objective was to make Pittsburgh "outstanding where it is now merely good."

1980 The Steelers dumped the Houston Oilers, 27-13, to get their fourth shot at the Super Bowl.

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

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