The period between Cubs’ World Series wins is unfathomably long.
We looked around the Steel City to put that length of time into context.
1909 — The Pittsburgh Pirates win the 1909 World Series. (And then the 1925 series, too.)
1911 — Pittsburgh got its H back from the feds who tried to standardize the city’s name as Pittsburg.
1915 — The Pitt Panthers football team wins its first national championship (and then again the next year and in 1918).
1916 — The William Penn Hotel opens.
1920 — The first commercial radio signal is transmitted from KDKA (and continues today).
1926 — Workers break ground on Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning.
1933 — Primanti Brothers opens.
1935 — The Monongahela Incline gets electricity.