Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Oct. 29

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Oct. 29

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1918: A group of the city's leading citizens met and formulated the Citizens Committee on City Plan for Pittsburgh; C.D. Armstrong was elected president; R.B. Mellon, vice president; J.D. Hailman, secretary.

1929: Wall Street crashed on "Black Tuesday," heralding the start of America's Great Depression.

1952: Pittsburgh's first public parking garage, a 776-car facility built at a cost of $2,100,000 at Sixth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, was officially opened by Mayor David Lawrence and Authority Chairman Wallace B. Richards.

1973: Pittsburgh "numbers boss" Tony Grosso testified that former county rackets squad chief Samuel G. Ferraro had received payments from him.

2012: Superstorm Sandy slammed ashore in New Jersey and slowly marched inland, devastating coastal communities and causing widespread power outages. …

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