Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 5

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 5

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1865 The Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department was founded in Washington, D.C., with the mission of suppressing counterfeit currency.

1953 It was announced that the Wabash Building, a city landmark, was to be demolished to make way for further development in Gateway Center.

1978 Nathaniel Rosen, the Pittsburgh Symphony's principal cellist, won the Tchaikovsky Gold Medal in Moscow.

1991 A worldwide financial scandal erupted as regulators in eight countries shut down the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.

2006 A Macquarie-led consortium announced a plan to acquire Duquesne Light Holdings for $1.59 billion.

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

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