Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 9

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 9

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1922 Millie Penfield was the first woman to serve on a jury in Allegheny County.

1927 A lighted cigarette dropped or rolled onto the floor of Laurier Palace Theatre, a Montreal cinema, causing a blaze that killed 78 children.

1984 Plans were unveiled for a 36-story skyscraper - the Hillman- First Federal Tower, now Fifth Avenue Place - to be built on the site of the Jenkins Arcade near the Hilton Hotel.

2007 Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone to the public in San Francisco. It was released June 29.

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

- Compiled by Molly Born

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