Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 16

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 16

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1905 The world's first mainline electric locomotive was demonstrated in the East Pittsburgh railway yards.

1978 William Steinberg, 78, music director emeritus of the Pittsburgh Symphony who was conductor of the symphony for more than a quarter-century, died in New York.

1989 Sophie Masloff won the Democratic primary for mayor, beating county Controller Frank Lucchino, lawyer Byrd Brown, state Rep. Tom Murphy and city Controller Tom Flaherty in a close five-way race.

1995 In an upset victory in the Democratic primary, Mike Dawida and Colleen Vuono defeated Allegheny County commissioners Tom Forester and Pete Flaherty, two incumbents with a combined 40 years in office.

Some items are from Stefan Lorant's "Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City" (digital. …

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