Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Sept. 11

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Sept. 11

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1835: Pittsburgh's first public school opened in a rented room in a Seventh Street building; five pupils attended class taught by James F. Gilmore.

1942: Western State Psychiatric Hospital, a 17-story building started in 1938 and built at a cost of $2,500,000, was dedicated by Governor Arthur H. James.

1985: Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds cracked career hit number 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing the record held by Ty Cobb. (The Reds won the game, 2-0.)

2001: On America's worst day of terrorism, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners. However, after learning that two hijacked planes had been flown into the World Trade Center in New York City and another plane had been flown into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., passengers of hijacked Flight 93 challenged their hijackers, leading to the plane crashing in a field near Shanksville, Somerset County. …

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