Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 31

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 31

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1888 Under the name of the Pittsburgh Reduction Co., the first aluminum producing company was organized at the home of Capt. Alfred E. Hunt, 272 Shady Lane (Avenue), by five young men, all under 35. They were Captain Hunt, a military figure; Charles Martin Hall, developer of the new metal; Romaine C. Cole; George H. Clapp; and Howard Lash.

1930 The radio character "The Shadow" made his debut as narrator of the "Detective Story Hour" on CBS Radio.

1957 The Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations designed to detect Soviet bombers approaching North America, went into operation.

1981 Today marked the end of the 50-day-old major league baseball strike.

1993 Former Steelers head coach Chuck Noll was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. …

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