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On This Day in Pittsburgh History: February 6, 1890

Andrew Carnegie announces he will donate $25.9 million for the establishment of a librarynatural history museum and art museum. [WikipediaThe Willa Cather Archive

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 25, 1881

Andrew Carnegie made his first move to create a free library for Pittsburgh; he offered $250,000 on the condition that the city government agree to appropriate $15,000 annually for its maintenance. The city was unable to accept the gift as it had no funds on hand for such a purpose. [Historic Pittsburgh