Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 13

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 13

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1792 French revolutionaries imprisoned the royal family.

1846 The American flag was raised for the first time in Los Angeles.

1949 The Urban Redevelopment Authority announced the first public-private project of its kind in the nation-a plan to clear 30 South Side blocks of substandard housing and small business for Jones and Laughlin's $42,000,000 South Side expansion, improve surrounding streets, and eliminate three railroad grade crossings.

1956 The razing of Duquesne Gardens, historic landmark and scene of sports events for more than 50 years, was begun, to make room for an eight-story apartment house containing 127 luxury-type dwellings.

1987 The Chicago West Pullman Transportation Corp. announced that it would be buying the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad. …

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