Light Rain Fog/Mist and 38 F at Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA
Winds are from the Northwest at 13.8 gusting to 27.6 MPH (12 gusting to 24 KT). The pressure is 1021.0 mb and the humidity is 89%.The wind chill is 30. Last Updated on Dec 6 2019, 4:53 pm EST. More...
The Washington Monument Is Completed (1884) In 1783, Congress passed a resolution approving an equestrian statue of George Washington. Plans were made to erect it at the site of the present Washington Monument, but Washington objected to the idea. After his death in 1799, plans for a memorial were discussed but none was adopted until 1832, when blocks of stone began to be collected from each state, some foreign countries, and private individuals. The 555-ft (169-m) monument was finally completed in 1884. Its tip is made of what? Discuss More...
'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling.
If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept.
Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies.
Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies;
using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.
If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option
when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not
want ;) converted to a smilie face!