Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 2

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 2

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1887 Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, held its first Groundhog Day festival.

1932 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra recorded "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" for Brunswick Records.

1949 The Aluminum Company of America announced plans for the nation's first all-aluminum office skyscraper, across from Mellon Square Downtown.

Some items are from Stefan Lorant's "Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City" (digital.library.pitt.edu/chronology).

- Compiled by Rick Nowlin

Today's birthdays: Gossip columnist Liz Smith, 93. Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, 90. Actor Robert Mandan, 84. Comedian Tom Smothers, 79. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash, 74. Television executive Barry Diller, 74. Actor Bo Hopkins, 72. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers), 70. …

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