On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 18, 1883
The Allegheny Observatory transmitted a signal on telegraph lines operated by railroads in Canada and the United States. The signal marked 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time, and railroads across the continent synchronized their schedules based on this signal. The standard time that began on this day continues to be used in North America to this day.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 18, 1883

The Allegheny Observatory transmitted a signal on telegraph lines operated by railroads in Canada and the United States. The signal marked 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time, and railroads across the continent synchronized their schedules based on this signal. The standard time that began on this day continues to be used in North America to this day.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 16, 1916
Kennywood registered as corporation. The location was a tree-filled portion of farm owned by Anthony Kenny, known as “Kenny’s Grove,” and had been a popular picnic spot since Civil War. In 1898, Monongahela Street Railway Co., seeking to increase fare profits on weekends, leased land in order to create a trolley park, which were precursors to amusements parks. The company’s chief engineer, George S. Davidson, designed the original layout and served as its first manager.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 16, 1916

Kennywood registered as corporation. The location was a tree-filled portion of farm owned by Anthony Kenny, known as “Kenny’s Grove,” and had been a popular picnic spot since Civil War. In 1898, Monongahela Street Railway Co., seeking to increase fare profits on weekends, leased land in order to create a trolley park, which were precursors to amusements parks. The company’s chief engineer, George S. Davidson, designed the original layout and served as its first manager.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 13, 1794
The Whiskey Rebellion officially ended with arrests of approximately 150 participants and 20 leaders. Referred to as “Dreadful Night,” men were dragged from their homes by federalized militia, kept in barns or outhouses, or tied in cellars. The next day, prisoners began the march to Pittsburgh, spending night in cabin without food, water or fire. The march continued on Nov. 15 through a snowstorm. A few miles from Pittsburgh, they were forced to spend night on ground without covering or fire, and finally arrived in Pittsburgh on Nov. 16.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 13, 1794

The Whiskey Rebellion officially ended with arrests of approximately 150 participants and 20 leaders. Referred to as “Dreadful Night,” men were dragged from their homes by federalized militia, kept in barns or outhouses, or tied in cellars. The next day, prisoners began the march to Pittsburgh, spending night in cabin without food, water or fire. The march continued on Nov. 15 through a snowstorm. A few miles from Pittsburgh, they were forced to spend night on ground without covering or fire, and finally arrived in Pittsburgh on Nov. 16.

Happy Veteran’s Day, Pittsburgh!
On Nov. 11, 1918, a summary at the Armistice between the Allies & Germany showed that: approximately 60,000 Allegheny County men had seen service in World War I, mostly in the 80th & 28th divisions; 1,527 died or were killed in action; and government war contracts executed in the county totaled $215.4 million. And on Nov. 11, 1949, the region had its largest Armistice Day parade in 31 years, with 20,000 veterans of three wars participating. (via) (via) 

Happy Veteran’s Day, Pittsburgh!

On Nov. 11, 1918, a summary at the Armistice between the Allies & Germany showed that: approximately 60,000 Allegheny County men had seen service in World War I, mostly in the 80th & 28th divisions; 1,527 died or were killed in action; and government war contracts executed in the county totaled $215.4 million. And on Nov. 11, 1949, the region had its largest Armistice Day parade in 31 years, with 20,000 veterans of three wars participating. (via) (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 10, 1821
Wilkins Township was incorporated. It was created from Pitt Township, one of the original seven townships in Allegheny County. It was named for William Wilkins, who served as an Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge, State Representative, State Senator, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of War and Ambassador to Russia.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 10, 1821

Wilkins Township was incorporated. It was created from Pitt Township, one of the original seven townships in Allegheny County. It was named for William Wilkins, who served as an Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge, State Representative, State Senator, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of War and Ambassador to Russia.