Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 16

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 16

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1800: Pittsburgh's second newspaper, Tree of Liberty, was published by John Israel, with Hugh Henry Brackenridge as chief backer and chief editorial writer.

1858: A telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.

1920: Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was struck in the head by a pitch thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees and died the following morning.

1956: A program was announced for additions to the National Tube Division of United States Steel in McKeesport.

1987: Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying to take off from Detroit, killing 156 people. The sole survivor was 4-year-old Cecelia Cichan.

2000: Turner Dairy of Penn Hills discontinued home delivery - one of the last dairies in the area to do so. …

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