Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day July 9

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day July 9

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1816 Ebenezer Denny, merchant, began serving term as the first mayor of Pittsburgh; James Ross as first president of the select council; William Wilkins as first president of the common council.

1896 William Jennings Bryan delivered his famous "cross of gold" speech at the Democratic national convention in Chicago.

1976 Jones & Laughlin was to install new electric blast furnaces which will reduce pollution and increase productive capacity - and also cost 700 jobs.

1995 Jerry Garcia performed for the final time as frontman of the Grateful Dead during a concert at Chicago's Soldier Field (Garcia died a month later).

2016 President Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to the NATO summit in Warsaw before heading to Madrid for a visit cut short because of violence back home, where five Dallas police officers had been killed by a sniper and two black men were left dead at the hands of police. …

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