Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 27

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 27

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1801 The District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.

1896 The Pittsburgh Orchestra, which developed from the "Symphony Society," presented its first concert at Carnegie Music Hall with Frederic Archer as conductor.

1922 The Supreme Court, in Leser v. Garnett, unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote.

1950 The Central Christian Church in Bellefield was destroyed by fire; the loss was estimated at $175,000.

1985 Rand McNally's Places Rated Almanac listed Pittsburgh as the No. 1 most livable of the nation's 329 metro areas.

2007 A suicide bomber struck the entrance to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, who was unhurt; 23 people were killed in the attack claimed by the Taliban. …

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