Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, April 7

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, April 7

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1825: Western Theological Seminary was founded in Allegheny City by the Presbyterian Church.

1862: Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

1927: The image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.

1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a news conference spoke of the importance of containing the spread of communism in Indochina: "You have a row of dominoes set up, you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly. So you could have a beginning of a disintegration that would have the most profound influences." This became known as the "domino theory," although Eisenhower did not use that term.

1986: Mellon Bank assumed ownership of the Trimont condominium complex of 115 apartments and 44,900 square feet of office space on Mount Washington to settle a $30 million debt owed to the bank by Washington Heights Associates. …

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