Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 23

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 23

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1533: The marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer.

1872; The new City Hall, erected at Smithfield and Oliver Way at a cost of $600,000, was officially opened.

1915: Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary during World War I.

1942; The United Steel Workers of America, successor to the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, in convention at Cleveland, elected Philip Murray its first president at $20,000 a year.

1967; Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, an action which helped precipitate war between Israel and its Arab neighbors the following month.

2008: The $500 million RiverParc project, a plan to build condominiums, townhouses and a four-star hotel along the Allegheny River, was indefinitely delayed, according to the Pittsburgh Cultural Turst

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