Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

1872 the City of Pittsburgh Annexed the Boroughs of South. [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

1872 the City of Pittsburgh Annexed the Boroughs of South. [Derived Headline]

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1872 The City of Pittsburgh annexed the boroughs of South Pittsburgh, Monongahela, Allentown, St. Clair, Lawrenceville, Temperanceville, Birmingham, Sligo, Mount Washington, West Pittsburgh and Ormsby.

1949 A minor riot had to be quelled by police when a crowd outside Carnegie Music Hall, North Side, closed in on 250 Communists after a rally.

1996 Robert McNeilly Jr., a member of the city's police force for 19 years, was named chief of police.

2009 U.S. Steel Corp. indefinitely suspended its $1.1 billion modernization of its Clairton coke plant due to the global recession.

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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