Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 3

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 3

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1849 The U.S. Department of the Interior was established.

1938 Fritz Reiner, noted Hungarian conductor, was appointed full-time director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

1952 Allegheny County reduced taxes to a 22-year low while adopting a $32.4 million budget, the highest in its history.

1981 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched a two-year construction program for the Parkway East.

2002 Voters in Switzerland approved joining the United Nations, abandoning almost 200 years of formal neutrality.

2013 Vice President Joe Biden led civil rights leaders and national political figures in a ceremonial crossing of a Selma, Ala., bridge, where voting rights marchers were beaten by law enforcement officers in 1965.

Some items are from Stefan Lorant's "Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City" (digital. …

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