Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 27

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 27

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1787: English historian Edward Gibbon completed work on his six-volume work, "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."

1844: Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were killed by a mob in Carthage, Ill.

1925: The Keystone Athletic Club announced purchase of the old St. Charles Hotel property at Third Avenue and Wood Street, Downtown, and plans for construction of a 20-story, $3 million building.

1951: A special grand jury recommended indictment of Pittsburgh Mayor David L. Lawrence, city Controller Edward R. Frey and nine others as the result of an investigation into city light and coal contracts.

1994: It was announced that Lorin Maazel, director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, would not renew his contract after the 1996 season. …

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