Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 3

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 3

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1839 The first Opium War between China and Britain broke out.

1924 A total of $2.3 million was pledged by 8,341 Jewish residents of the city for construction of the new Montefiore Hospital.

1957 The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2, the second man-made satellite, into orbit. On board was a dog named Laika, who was sacrificed in the experiment.

1983 The 650 employees of the 44 unionized Giant Eagle Markets ended their three-week strike.

1992 Democrat Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the United States, defeating President George H.W. Bush. In Illinois, Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

2009 Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl was re-elected, defeating two independent challengers to win his first full term as mayor. …

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