Portal:Pittsburgh/On this day/September 19

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  • (1748) Conrad Weiser ends his 3 week conference with the Indians at Logstown.
  • (1886) The Pittsburgh Riot begins.
  • (1895) A Braddock train derailment kills 2 workers.
  • (1908) W&J is the world's 1st to wear numbered jerseys.
  • (1911) The original Sewickley Bridge opens.
  • (1935) Native Teddy loses the World Middleweight Championship and title to in a match in the city.
  • (1943) USS LST-279 is launched at Ambridge.
  • (1943) Rip Sewell wins his 21st 10-3 v Cincinnati leading the MLB & also stole a base to finish the year with 7.
  • (1949) In a 6-4 loss to New York at Forbes FieldRalph Kiner hits his 50th homer on the way to 54 total, the 1st NL’er to hit 50 in 2 different seasons.
  • (1959) The unfinished E. Hills Center is auctioned for $66.4 millionia in the "largest sheriff's sale ever".
  • (1959) Bill Mazeroski, who homered earlier, drills a 2 run triple in the 12th for the win v Cincinnati at Forbes Field. Elroy Face gave up a run in the top of the 12th but got the win thanks to Maz. Face’s record was 18-1‚ and he won eight straight games in extra innings. He ended the year with the top winning percentage (.947) of any pitcher with 15 decisions, capping a season for the ages for the relief ace
  • (1966) CACC's main campus opens.
  • (1966) The Pirates win 6-1 in 11 at San Francisco, sparked by 0-13 Roberto Clemente ignoring Hat Walker’s lead off instructions of bunting to instead swing away to homer followed by Bob Bailey hitting a grand slam.
  • (1968) Mellon takes 25% control of the Bank of London and South America.[1]
  • (1970) The Panthers play the 1st Pitt Stadium artificial turf game, a UCLA win.
  • (1970) A U.S. Air 727 is hijacked to Havana at Pittsburgh International.
  • (1972) Sergent Shriver visits the city's "Black Breakfast".
  • (1974) The Pirates score 5 in the 7th to win beat St. Louis 8-6 at Three Rivers with Richie Hebner’s 3 run homer, giving Dave Guisti the save to within ½ game of 1st later to win the pennant.
  • (1977) J&L Steel laysoff over 500.
  • (1978) 38 year old Willie Stargell attempts to steal 2nd v Chicago going for his 4th of the year but slides in 10' short, looks up & calls time-out. The Pirates win 12-11. Dave Parker’s homer, his 2nd of the day, in 11th off Bruce Sutter gave the Bucs their 7th straight win on a 30-8 streak.
  • (1980) A grand jury announces that the April 24th daily lotto drawing of "666" was fixed by WTAE's Nick Perry.
  • (1981) 38-7 Cincy @ #7 Pitt Julius Dawkins 4 TD catches.[2]
  • (1982) The world's 1st emoticon is invented by CMU's Scott Fahlman.
  • (1982) Steelers win in OT v Cincinnati at Three Rivers as news hits that games will be strike canceled.
  • (1984) $553 millionia in North Shore development is announced near Three Rivers, including a Science Center.
  • (1987) Mariss Jansons debuts as Symphony conductor.
  • (1990) Doug Drabek wins his 20th & Barry Bonds hits his 30th & 31st homers to win 8-7 at Chicago. Bonds and his dad become the 1st father-son of the 30/30/ club, 2 days later, Bonds swiped his 50th base of the season to became the 2nd MLB player to join the 30/50 club.
  • (1997) The Pirates host Roberto Clemente commemoration night, unveiling a video of his career highlights followed by his widow Vera tossing out the 1st pitch at Three Rivers prior to a 6-5 loss to St. Louis in front of 16,235.
  • (2000) First Side Center opens.
  • (2003) Pittsburgh International is the world's 1st airport with free Wi-Fi terminalwide. The 9th world airport wi-fi (fee or free, hotspot or hotzone).
  • (2003) Isabel hits.
  • (2003) Jason Bay hits 2 homers & a double for 8 RBIs in a 10-9 loss to Chicago at PNC Park.
  • (2006) A Kilbuck landslide caused by Wal-Mart construction on the old Dixmont Hospital site closes 65 & the Pittsburgh Line.
  • (2014) Jimmy Krenn returns to radio with KDKA.

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