Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 14

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 14

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1849 President James K. Polk became the first U.S. chief executive to be photographed while in office as he posed for Matthew Brady in New York City.

1930 Police used tear-gas bombs to disperse a crowd on Centre Avenue; two cabs were burned and 10 persons arrested as taxi strike violence continued.

1984 Dr. Henry T. Bahnson and Dr. Thomas Starzl perform a simultaneous 16-hour liver and heart transplant operation on a six- year-old girl at Children's Hospital.

Today's birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs, 95. Actress-singer Florence Henderson, 82. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 74. Movie director Alan Parker, 72. Journalist Carl Bernstein, 72. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., 69. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller), 68. …

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