Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day May 25

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day May 25

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1921 Madame Marie Curie, famed Polish-born French scientist and co-discoverer of radium, arrived in Pittsburgh for a visit but was taken ill and confined to the home of Mrs. Henry R. Rea in Sewickley. Although weak from her illness, Madame Curie appeared at Memorial Hall the following day to receive her 59th honorary degree, conferred by Chancellor Bowman of the University of Pittsburgh.

1935 Babe Ruth hit his last three career home runs - nos. 712, 713 and 714 - for the Boston Braves in a game against the Pirates. (The Pirates won, 11-7.)

1951 The Pittsburgh Railways Co. asked the Public Utilities Commission for permission to abandon its 79-year-old Mount Oliver Incline.

1991 The Pittsburgh Penguins win their first Stanley Cup in the franchise's 24-year history by defeating the Minnesota North Stars, 8-0, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. …

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