Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 1

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 1

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1792: Capt. Hughes, in command of the army garrison at Fort Pitt, occupied Fort Fayette (LaFayette), just completed near the Allegheny close to the old bastion.

1875: The Duquesne Incline Plane Co. was chartered to build an incline to the top of "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington).

1918: TV personality Jack Paar, the second host of NBC's "Tonight Show," was born in Canton, Ohio.

1941: The Orson Welles motion picture "Citizen Kane" premiered in New York.

1979: The strike at the Pittsburgh Brewing Company stopped the production of Iron City Beer.

2008: A military jury at Fort Hood, Texas, acquitted Army Sgt. Leonard Trevino of premeditated murder in the death of an unarmed Iraqi insurgent.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

Singer Judy Collins, 79. Actor Stephen Macht, 76. Singer Rita Coolidge, 73. …

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