Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 8

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 8

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1776 Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.

1876 The Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce was chartered.

1919 President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.

1963 Pittsburgh building trade unions, except the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, agreed to accept black men into their ranks.

1986 Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes.

2004 Cable television magnate John Rigas, founder and chairman of Adelphia Communications Corp., was convicted along with his son Timothy of looting the cable company to line their own pockets. …

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