Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 2

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 2

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1670 The Hudson's Bay Co. was chartered by England's King Charles II.

1864 Andrew Carnegie, at 29, entered the iron-producing business by purchasing a sixth interest in the Iron City Forge Company for $8,925. Other shareholders included Andrew Kloman and Henry Phipps.

1908 The original version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth, was published by Von Tilzer's York Music Co.

1938 Ray Sprigle was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his expose of Justice Hugo Black's affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan.

1994 Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa's first democratic elections; President F.W. de Klerk acknowledged defeat.

2008 Dick's Sporting Goods announced its sponsorship of the 2009 Pittsburgh Marathon. …

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