Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Oct.1

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Oct.1

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1860: The Prince of Wales, later Edward VII of the United Kingdom, was warmly greeted by Pittsburghers when he arrived at the Monongahela House for an overnight stay. He toured factories.

1908: Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.

1937: In a nationwide radio talk, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black admitted membership in the Ku Klux Klan as charged by Post-Gazette reporter Ray Sprigle but stated that he resigned after a successful primary race for the U.S. Senate and he disclaimed all sympathy for the KKK.

1961 Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run during a 162-game season, compared to Babe Ruth's 60 home runs during a 154-game season.

2000: The Pirates played the last baseball game at Three Rivers Stadium, losing to the Chicago Cubs 10-9. …

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