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Chronology


1753 George Washington crosses the Allegheny River.
1773 James O'Hara purchases land that will become The Strip District.
1787 Pittsburgh Academy incorporated. Direct ancestor of the University of Pittsburgh.

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1806 Last duel in Pennsylvania takes place in Oakland.
1814 Lawrenceville established by William Barclay Foster.
1814 U.S. Government purchases 30 acres in Lawrenceville for an arsenal.
1826 Stephen Collins Foster born in Lawrenceville July 4.
1829 Terminal for goods transported on the Pennsylvania Canal built at 11th Street in The Strip.
1834 Lawrenceville becomes a borough.
1837 The land now known as The Strip District annexed by the city of Pittsburgh.
1842 Mary Croghan elopes with Capt. Edward Schenley.
1844 Allegheny Cemetery opens.
1857 Louise Whitfield Carnegie born in New York City March 7.
1862 Enormous explosion kills 79 at the Allegheny Arsenal September 17.
1864 Stephen Collins Foster dies in New York City, NY January 13.
1866 Oakland Township incorporated.
1867 Architect Henry Hornbostel born in Brooklyn, New York.
1868 Lawrenceville annexed by the city of Pittsburgh.
1868 Oakland Township annexed to the City of Pittsburgh.
1874 Honus Wagner born in Carnegie (then Mansfield) February 24.
1879 Robert Lee Vann born in North Carolina August 27.
1886 Father James R. Cox born in Lawrenceville March 7.
1889 The birth of Schenley Park.
1893 Opening of Phipps Conservatory.
1894 Boxer Harry Greb born in Garfield June 7.
1895 Irene Kaufmann Settlement originated.
1895 Dedication of Carnegie Library November 5.

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1900 Carnegie Institute of Technology founded.
1909 Forbes Field built.
1910 Pittsburgh Courier incorporated March 10.
1913 Boxer Fritzie Zivic born in Lawrenceville.
1913 Mellon Institute founded.
1923 Boys' Club of Pittsburgh organized March 21.
1926 Boxer Harry Greb dies in Atlantic City, NJ October 22.
1928 Fred Rogers born in Latrobe, PA, March 20.
1931 Kay Boys' Club established.
1933 Pittsburgh Crawfords Negro National League Champions.
1934 Roberto Clemente born in Carolina, Puerto Rico August 18.
1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords Negro National League Champions.
1936 Pittsburgh Crawfords Negro National League Champions.
1937 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1938 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1939 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1940 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1940 Robert Lee Vann dies October 24.
1941 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1942 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1943 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1944 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1945 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1945 August Wilson born in Pittsburgh.
1946 Louise Whitfield Carnegie dies in New York City June 24.
1948 Homestead Grays Negro National League Champions.
1951 Father James R. Cox dies March 20.
1955 Honus Wagner dies in Carnegie December 6.
1960 Bill Mazeroski's home run wins the World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-9, against the New York Yankees October 13.
1961 Architect Henry Hornbostel dies in Melbourne Beach, Florida December 14.
1964 Hill House Association formed from the coming together of The Anna B. Heldman Community Center, Hill City Youth Ministry and Soho Community House.
1967 Carnegie Institute of Technology and Mellon Institute unite to form Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
1970 Final game played in Forbes Field June 28. Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs.
1972 Roberto Clemente dies in crash of plane flying relief supplies to victims of Nicaraguan earthquake December 31.
1984 Boxer Fritzie Zivic dies May 17.
1989 August Wilson wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Fences."
1990 August Wilson wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "The Piano Lesson."

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