Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 8

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 8

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1925 H.P. Davis, president of Westinghouse, urged broadcasting stations to link themselves together by short wave for simultaneous broadcasting of programs.

1944 Two days after an initial strike, U.S. heavy bombers resumed raiding Berlin during World War II.

1968 A plane crash into Lake Michigan took the lives of Edward Litchfield, former chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh; his wife; his mother; and his two sons.

1986 Four French television crew members were abducted in west Beirut; a caller claimed Islamic Jihad was responsible. (All four were eventually released.)

Today's birthdays: Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton, 77. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, 72. Actor-director Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), 71. Singer-musician Randy Meisner, 70. Pop singer Peggy March, 68. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice, 63. …

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