Portal:Pittsburgh/On this day/February 10

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  • (1832) Waters flood to 38.2' causing damage downtown.
  • (1881) Before dawn an ice gorge sweeps away several barges on the Monongahela as well as destroying several dock facilities, the river crests at 28 feet and the ice gorge threatens dams near downtown.
  • (1933) A Castle Shannon miner is arrested for attempting to poison a fellow miner by placing brass shavings in his sandwich.
  • (1937) NLRB v J&L begins arguments.
  • (1967) After accepting the city for the 1st NHL expansion franchise, the ownership group formally begins the naming contest, citing the "Penguins" as the preferred choice.
  • (1975) Judy Johnson is elected to the hall of fame.
  • (1979) The Panthers win at #3 17-1 Duke by a last second Sam Clancy intercepted basket.
  • (1984) Kroger sells its 45 area supermarkets, firing all 2,845 striking workers.
  • (1988) 16,798 largest basketball crowd in city history to see #11 Syracuse upset the #5 Panthers in a Civic Arena 5 basket win.
  • (1990) Penguins star Rob Brown scores his 6th hat trick his 2nd & the teams 8th of the season v LA at the Igloo.
  • (2001) The Igloo crowd applauds as Alexei Kovalev records a 2nd hat-trick in as many games, this time a 5-4 OT win for the Penguins.
  • (2005) PNC buys Rigs.
  • (2007) Penguins star Jordan Staal scores a hat trick in Toronto.
  • (2010) Mia Farrow speaks at a visit to Heinz Hall.
  • (2011) Penguins coach Dan Bylsma notches his 100th win, the 5th fastest in history, with a win v LA at CONSOL.