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Timeline 1750 1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 1999 Pre 1750


This online chronology of Pittsburgh is taken from the fifth edition (1999) of Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City by Stefan Lorant, renowned photojournalism pioneer and author. The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group granted permission to reproduce the exhaustive chronology (1717-1999) in electronic form to accompany the Historic Pittsburgh website. The book can be purchased from the National Book Network (1-800-462-6420) for $19.95.


The online chronology can be browsed by decade and year, or searched by keyword and date. With over 3,400 entries, the chronology provides an overview of the rich history of Pittsburgh and will assist users in their research to contextualize the city's broader social, political, and economic climate. The chronology has continued to be updated beyond the scope of the print edition and contains events thru 2011. To learn more, see About the Chronology.

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