Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 6

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 6

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1890 Andrew Carnegie repeated his original library proposal first made Nov. 25, 1881, and offered to increase his gift to $1 million to include funds for a museum of natural history and art gallery and for branch libraries. One year later, he gave the promised money to be controlled by a Board of Trustees appointed by the City Council, for a library and other buildings to be erected in Oakland.

1952 Britain's King George VI, 56, died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as monarch by his 25-year-old elder daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II.

1978 United Mine Workers strikers staged a large rally Downtown, demonstrating before the U.S. Steel and Duquesne Light buildings.

2002 Jones Brewing Company closed its brewery built in 1907 and contracted Iron City Brewing Co. …

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