This Day in Pittsburgh History | May 28, 1870: The Monongahela Incline opens. Image: Monongahela Incline, ca. 1965-1975, Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, 1892-1981, MSP 285, Library & Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center
Sam Houston - the only man in American History to be elected governor of two states, Tennessee and Texas; he was a citizen of four nations (United States, Cherokee, Mexico, Texas). He was General of the Texas revolutionary army; President of the Republic of Texas; and US Senator for Texas. A man of convictions, with his cane, he publicly beat the US Representative of Ohio on Pennsylvania Avenue for publicly maligning his reputation.