Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 3

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 3

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1865 President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast; the talks deadlocked over the issue of Southern autonomy.

1975 Allegheny County Democratic Party chairman Eugene L. Coon called for federal investigation of U.S. Attorney Richard L. Thornburgh, whom Coon said was motivated by partisan politics in his investigation of alleged official corruption.

1999 "Plan B" was passed in the state Senate. Four new stadiums would be built in Pennsylvania, two in Philadelphia and two in Pittsburgh.

Today's birthdays: Comedian Shelley Berman, 91. Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes, D-Md., 83. Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton, 76. Actress Blythe Danner, 73. …

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