Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Dec. 16

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Dec. 16

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1773 The Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes.

1819 Angle iron was rolled at the Union Rolling Mill, the first complete rolling mill in the United States.

1929 Maurice Falk announced creation of a $10 million fund by the Maurice and Laura Falk Foundation for welfare and charitable purposes.

1944 The World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces launched a surprise attack against Allied forces through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxembourg (the Allies were eventually able to turn the Germans back).

1976 The government halted its swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis apparently linked to the vaccine.

2000 The Steelers defeated the Washington Redskins, 24-3, in the last football game at Three Rivers Stadium. …

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