Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 17

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 17

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1792 The New York Stock Exchange had its beginnings as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street and signed the Buttonwood Agreement.

1954 A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision, which held that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional.

1967 The "Commuter Bandit" hit the Bloomfield branch of Pittsburgh National Bank for the second time.

1980 Rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami's Liberty City after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie.

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

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