Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 15

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 15

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1799 French soldiers in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

1803 Capt. Meriwether Lewis arrived in Pittsburgh to launch his Corps of Discovery expedition, but the construction of the keelboat was delayed by six weeks.

1909 Rioting workers of the Pressed Steel Car Co. near McKees Rocks clashed with guards. Coal and iron police and the state constabulary were called out, and many strikers were wounded by volleys of buckshot fired to halt their charges. State police were ordered to "shoot to kill" if attacked by strikers.

1910 The term "Alzheimer's disease" was used to describe a progressive form of presenile dementia in the book "Clinical Psychiatry" by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois Alzheimer, in identifying the condition. …

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