Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 12

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 12

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1914: Engineer George Westinghouse died in his country home in Lenox, Mass.

1953: Allegheny County commissioners announced a $30 million public works program for new bridges, highways and other improvements

1954: The Regional Planning Association issued its first report on a suburban community under an expanded new policy. The report recommended that a planned industrial district, first in the Pittsburgh area, be developed in a blighted McKeesport district at the Monongahela -Youghiogheny river junction.

2008: The Duquesne men's basketball team ends its first winning season since 1993-94.

2009: PPG Industries Inc. stated the company would cut 2,500 jobs globally, including some at the Downtown corporate headquarters.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young, 85. …

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