Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 20

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 20

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1818: A federal court for Western Pennsylvania was established; Jonathan Hoge Walker was appointed first judge by President James Monroe.

1899: Taxi driver Jacob German was pulled over and arrested by a police officer riding a bicycle for speeding down Manhattan's Lexington Avenue in his electric car at 12 mph at a time when the speed limit was 8 mph; it was the first recorded speeding arrest in U.S. history.

1961: A white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Ala., prompting the federal government to send in U.S. marshals to restore order.

2017: Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides to win the Preakness by a head.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

Singer-actress Cher, 72. Actor-comedian Dave Thomas, 70. Delaware Gov. John Carney, 62. TV-radio personality Ron Reagan, 60. …

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