Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Dec. 8

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Dec. 8

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1854: Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment of her own conception.

1863: President Abraham Lincoln issued his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction for the South.

1937: Pittsburgh became the center of national steel production when United States Steel decided to move its management headquarters to Pittsburgh.

1941: The United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

1980: Rock star John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan.

1987: Pittsburgh Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua was named to succeed John Cardinal Krol as Archbishop of Philadelphia. …

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