Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 28 Today in History

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 28 Today in History

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1916 Italy declared war on Germany during World War I.

1919 The Pittsburgh streetcar strike was broken when the national union expelled local leaders; the strikers returned to work with great reluctance.

1955 Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Miss., by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman; he was found brutally slain three days later.

1957 Drilling began on the $17 million Fort Pitt Tunnels.

1963 More than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

1996 Democrats nominated President Bill Clinton for a second term at their national convention in Chicago.

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

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