Portal:Pittsburgh/On this day/April 11

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  • (1713) The Treaty of Utrecht removes French forces from Ontario & Erie shores.
  • (1907) 20,000 attend as Andrew Carnegie dedicates CMU with a $157 millionia gift.
  • (1912) “Pirates” is officially adopted for uniforms, displayed in capital letters down the jersey’s button lapel, replacing the old PBC (Pittsburgh Baseball Club) during a home opening loss to St. Louis.
  • (1921) The world's 1st sports broadcast--a 10 round boxing match--goes on the air from Motor Square Garden via KDKA.


  • (1925) At the Duquesne Gardens, the Yellowjackets repeat as champs behind Stanley Cup winning coach Dick Carroll & hall of famers Lionel Conacher & Roy Worters.
  • (1936) The Americans are granted a franchise.
  • (1938) Laszlo Bellak & 4 others appear at the Duquesne Gardens.
  • (1948) Jock Sutherland dies at 59.
  • (1961) Bill Virdon hits a 2 out, 9th inning, 3 run HR to right off Mike McCormick to give the Pirates an 8-7 win at San Francisco.
  • (1970) Penguins star Ken Schinkel scores the city's 1st NHL playoff hat trick in a 5-2 win at California.
  • (1975) The Pirates score 4 in the 9th to beat New York 4-3 at TRS. Richie Zisk (who had three hits) and Manny Sanguillen knocks tied the game; Richie Hebner’s one-out bloop into no-man’s land in left center was the walk-off hit.
  • (1976) At Philadelphia, Pirates star Doc Medich sees a fan suffering a heart attack jumps over the railing & gives CPR until paramedics arrive.
  • (1977) Council president Richard Caliguiri is sworn in as mayor at City Hall as Mayor Flaherty resigns to become Deputy USAG.
  • (1984) Hailed by national critics as "one of the most ambitious...urban developments since Rockefeller Center": the 6 tower, $489 millionia PPG Place is dedicated.
  • (1984) Dravo Corporation announces the closure of Neville shipyards.
  • (1986) Ed Debartolo announces he will fold the Spirit after 9 seasons at the Civic Arena.
  • (1988) Mr. Rogers throws out the 1st ball as the Pirates sellout Three Rivers for the 1st time with 54,089 watching Mike LaValliere hitting a bases loaded triple in the 8th for the win v Philadelphia.
  • (1989) the Bucs rallied twice from the brink of defeat to take a 4-3 win off the Mets. With Jose Lind on first with one gone in the ninth Bobby Bonilla singled to center off Mets reliever Randy Myers. Lind moved to third and scored on Glenn Wilson's sac fly. Lind singled to right field against Myers in the 11th with one away and stole second base. An out later, Bonilla came through again, singling Chico home for the win, credited to Jeff Robinson.
  • (1990) Sec. Kissinger visits.
  • (1992) The 27th annual & last Roundball Classic tips off at the Civic Arena.
  • (1994) Tom Barrasso shuts out Ottawa 4-0, as the Penguins win the 1st ever Northeast Division title.
  • (1996) Kennywood.com goes online.
Mario Lemieux Credit:Tony McCune