Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 21

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 21

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1881: Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

1927: Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 hours.

1947: Philip Murray, sued a two-year, no-strike order to 3,000 United Steel Workers locals.

1974: In the primary, the home-rule charter referendum for Allegheny County was defeated. Mayor Flaherty won the nomination for the senatorial race over ex-insurance commissioner Herbert S. Denenberg.

1990: Mayer DeRoy, a 30-year veteran police officer in Pittsburgh, became the new police chief.

2012: Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, who used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, who then committed suicide, was sentenced to 30 days in jail (he served 20 days). …

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