Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 9

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 9

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1942 Archaeologists excavating near the intersection of the Boulevard of the Allies and Liberty Avenue found what was believed to be part of the curtain of Fort Pitt.

1950 In a speech in Wheeling, W.Va., Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R- Wis., charged that the State Department was riddled with communists.

1964 The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," broadcast from New York by CBS.

1966 Pittsburgh was granted a National Hockey League franchise.

2003 Pennsylvania state stores allowed Sunday sales of wine and liquor, which had been illegal since before Prohibition.

Today's birthdays: Singer-songwriter Carole King, 74. Actor Joe Pesci, 73. Author Alice Walker, 72. Actress Mia Farrow, 71. …

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