Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 12

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 12

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1866 Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen, the first provisional president of the Republic of China, was born.

1927 Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party.

1946 Pittsburgh City Council approved an ordinance creating a five-man Urban Redevelopment Authority as an instrument for acquiring and clearing land in the city's fight against blight and slums; Mayor David Lawrence became its chairman.

1977 The city of New Orleans elected its first black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial, the winner of a runoff.

1992 The British situation comedy "Absolutely Fabulous," starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, premiered on BBC2 Television.

2009 John Perzel, former Pennsylvania House Speaker, was charged with being the mastermind of a "sophisticated criminal strategy" to spend more than $10 million of taxpayers' money on political campaigns. …

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