Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 25

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 25

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1863: Pittsburgh militia and home guard prepared for an attack on receipt of a telegraphic message that Jeb Stuart's troops had occupied McConnellsburg and were moving toward the city.

1927: Frick Park, 380 acres in Squirrel Hill willed to the city by Henry Clay Frick, was opened for public use.

1947: The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as The Diary of Anne Frank, was published.

1976: U.S. Steel Corporation said it would reduce the level of air pollution at its Clairton coke works.

1978: The original gay pride rainbow flag flew for the first time, appearing in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade

1980: The city school board announced the layoff of 141 teachers as a result of declining enrollment, low attrition and the pending desegregation plan.

1984: Singer-songwriter Prince, who died in 2016, released Purple Rain, one of the best-selling albums of all time.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

Actress June Lockhart, 92. Civil rights activist James Meredith, 84. …

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