Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Oct. 22

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Oct. 22

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1797: French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet over Paris.

1941: M.W. Clement, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, announced the beginning of a program to modernize Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Station.

1962: In a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment being shipped to the communist island nation.

1971: In a defeat for the mayor, Pittsburgh City Council voted unanimously in private caucus to throw full support behind PAT's Early Action mass transit plan.

2004: Members of the University Club agreed to dissolve the 114-year-old club. Founded in 1890 and originally located Downtown, the club was chartered to bring together college graduates who shared an affinity for literature, art and other culture. …

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