Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day: Feb. 23

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day: Feb. 23

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1775 Jacob Bausman was licensed by the Virginia Court to keep a ferry over the Monongahela at the foot of Wood Street where John Ormsby had his establishment for the previous two years.

1836 The siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio.

1954 The first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated.

2007 Former Allegheny County Sheriff Pete DeFazio was sentenced to six months of house arrest for permitting the pressuring of county employees to contribute to his campaign fund.

Today's birthdays: Actor Peter Fonda, 76. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff, 73. Author John Sandford, 72. Country-rock musician Rusty Young, 70. Actress Patricia Richardson, 65. Former NFL player Ed "Too Tall" Jones, 65. …

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