Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 9

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 9

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1802: Pittsburgh officials ordered four public wells to be sunk on Market Street - the beginning of the city's water system.

1902: Edward VII was crowned king of Britain following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.

1945: Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a U.S. B-29 Superfortress code-named Bockscar dropped a nuclear device referred to as "Fat Man" over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.

1969: Actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally slain at her Los Angeles home. Cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime.

1948: Plans were announced for a 40-story U.S. Steel-Mellon National Bank and Trust Co. office skyscraper to connect with the Mellon Bank Building on Fifth Avenue at Smithfield Street in Downtown. …

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