Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 20

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 20

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1727 Physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London.

1842 Charles Dickens, the English author, arrived with his wife at the Exchange Hotel, Penn Avenue at Sixth, for a three-day visit.

1941 Dr. Joseph H. Barach of Presbyterian Hospital, in the first public hearing before the smoke commission, testified that smog increased the incidence of colds, pneumonia and other illnesses in Pittsburgh.

1998 The 105-year-old Phipps Conservatory was renamed Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as plans were revealed for a $30 million expansion.

2016 President Barack Obama opened a historic visit to Cuba, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past.

Today's birthdays: Singer Dame Vera Lynn, 100. …

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