Carriage near the Time Office and the H.J. Heinz Company plant, Pittsburgh, 1903. H.J. Heinz Company, Library and Archives Division, Senator John Heinz History Center. [University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives]
Barbara Jordan was the 1st woman ever elected to the Texas State Senate in 1966. She went on to become the 1st African American woman from the Deep South to serve in Congress and, at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, was the 1st African American woman to deliver the keynote speech. Jordan dedicated her career to helping minority & disadvantaged groups. | www.nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #BarbaraJordan #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanWomen #WomensHistory #NWHM
This Day in Pittsburgh History | May 28, 1870: The Monongahela Incline opens. Image: Monongahela Incline, ca. 1965-1975, Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, 1892-1981, MSP 285, Library & Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center
President #15 James Buchanan (April 23, 1791-June 1, 1868) was the 15th President of the USA (he was President from 1857-1861 and was a member of the Democratic party). Educated as a lawyer, Buchanan had worked as a Pennsylvania state legislator, Representative, minister to Russia, US Senator, Secretary of State (to President James K. Polk), and minister to Great Britain. After he was elected President,
Oct. 14, 1925: Pittsburgh was “a city resurrected, a city crazy with joy, a baseball city,” declared the Pittsburgh Press on the day of the seventh and final game of the 1925 World Series. Outside Forbes Field’s gates, a crush of Pirates fans gathered hours before the opening pitch.