Author: Melanie Linn Gutowski


Remember When: 1993
November 14, 2019
In the news this week 26 years ago:

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Remember When: 1929
November 7, 2019
• Goodyear Rubber Co. exhibited what was claimed to be the world’s largest tire in Sewickley’s business district this week, which “soon attracted a crowd on Beaver Street.” The tire measured 12 feet high by 4 feet wide and weighed 1,800 pounds (Herald reporters helpfully pointed out that the standard Ford tire weighed 15 pounds). If it were to be sold, the market price would be $5,000. The tire was exhibited on a truck specially designed to handle the weight. The gargantuan rubber creation had previously been shown in the Lights Golden Jubilee Parade in Pittsburgh the week before. Herald reporters noted that “a prominent airplane manufacturer predicted that some day huge passenger-carrying airplanes will require a tire of that size.” (In today’s world, the typical Boeing passenger aircraft tire is 27 inches in diameter and 7.75 inches wide.)

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Remember When: 1925
October 31, 2019
In the news this week 94 years ago:

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Remember When: 1970
October 24, 2019
In the news this week 49 years ago:

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Remember When: 1946
October 17, 2019
In the news this week 73 years ago:

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Remember When: 1967
October 10, 2019
In the news this week 52 years ago:

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Remember When: 1933
October 3, 2019
In the news this week 86 years ago:

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Remember When: 1979
September 26, 2019
In the news this week 40 years ago:

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Remember When: 1982
September 19, 2019
In the news this week 37 years ago:

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Remember When: 2001
September 12, 2019
In the news this week 18 years ago:

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Remember When: 1994
September 5, 2019
In the news this week 25 years ago:

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Remember When: 1927
August 29, 2019
In the news this week 92 years ago:

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Remember When: 1977
August 22, 2019
In the news this week 42 years ago:

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Remember When: 1981
August 15, 2019
In the news this week 38 years ago:

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Remember When: 2000
August 8, 2019
In the news this week 19 years ago:

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Remember When: 1955
August 1, 2019
In the news this week 64 years ago:

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Remember When: 1909
July 25, 2019
In the news this week 110 years ago:

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Remember When: 1966
July 18, 2019
In the news this week 53 years ago:

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Remember When: 1945
July 11, 2019
In the news this week 74 years ago:

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Remember When: 1997
July 3, 2019
In the news this week 22 years ago:

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Remember When: 1937
June 27, 2019
In the news this week 82 years ago:

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Remember When: 1976
June 20, 2019
In the news this week 43 years ago:

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Remember When: 1924
June 8, 2019
In the news this week 95 years ago:

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Remember When: 1959
May 24, 2019
In the news this week 60 years ago:

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