Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 20

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 20

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1884 The Pittsburgh Press, a daily newspaper, began publication as the Evening Penny Press.

1893 A jury in New Bedford, Mass., found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.

1921 U.S. Rep. Alice Mary Robertson, R-Okla., became the first woman to preside over a session of the House of Representatives.

1975 A fire destroyed part of Kennywood Amusement Park, causing $400,000 in damage. The Roadrunner, Ghost Ship and the 75-year-old dance hall burned down.

1988 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld a New York City law making it illegal for private clubs with more than 400 members to exclude women and minorities.

2002 President George W. Bush named former Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

2013 In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, the Taliban proposed a deal in which it would free U. …

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