Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 29

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 29

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1855: The first Allegheny County Republican Convention adopted an abolition resolution.

1909: Plans were announced for a $450,000 state armory (18th Regiment) on a site in Schenley Farms.

1958: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. planned to spend $35 million on mill improvements at its Pittsburgh and Aliquippa plants, increasing the amount for 1958-59 projects to $93 million.

1972: U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won the third of his seven gold medals at the Munich Olympics, finishing first in the 200-meter freestyle.

2005: Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, La., bringing floods that devastated New Orleans. More than 1,800 people in the region died.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

Actress Betty Lynn (TV: "The Andy Griffith Show"), 92. Actor Elliott Gould, 80. Movie director Joel Schumacher, 79. …

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