Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 11

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Jan. 11

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1908 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon a national monument. It became a national park in 1919.

1929 Declaring that Pittsburgh should assume leadership in the fight against air pollution, city council authorized installation of smoke prevention equipment at the city's Brilliant Pumping Station.

1950 Lawsuits brought by property owners in the Lower Triangle area of Pittsburgh were dismissed by the state Supreme Court, clearing the way for construction of the 23-acre Gateway Center.

1977 France set off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

2018 President Donald Trump was quoted as having used vulgar language during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers while asking why the U. …

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