Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 4

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 4

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1782 Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart married Constanze Weber at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna.

1876 The unions of steel heaters and steel roll hands, in convention in Pittsburgh, merged to form the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers.

1946 The 13-story, 500-room Roosevelt Hotel was purchased by Charles M. Morris and Norbert Stern for $1.8 million.

1964 The bodies of missing civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.

1987 The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 to abolish the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and television stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues.

2009 George Sodini of Scott opened fire in a Collier LA Fitness center aerobics class, killing three women and wounding nine others. …

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