Penns Events in History

1987 Death - R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy and perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference

1977 Event - Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)

1971 Birthday - Linette Mertz, Kutztown Penns, Miss America-Penns 1996

1955 Birthday - Jack Clark, Penns, all star outfielder, Giants, Cards, Yankees, Padres

1920 Birthday - Charles Bronson, Buchinsky, Penns, actor, Death Wish, Dirty Dozen

1906 Birthday - Ish Kabbible, Merwyn Bogue, Penns, comedian, Kay Kyser's Kollege

1905 Event - Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world, New York - Chicago in 18 hours

1897 Event - Police shoot at striking mine workers in Penns, kills 20

1867 Event - Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US

1850 Event - 1st women's medical school (Women's Medical College of Penns), opens

1785 Birthday - James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist, Philosphy of Storms

1784 Event - 1st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet and General Advertiser)