Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 12

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 12

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1914 George Westinghouse died at his country home in Lenox, Mass.

1953 A $30 million public works program for new bridges, highways and other improvements was announced by Allegheny County commissioners.

2011 A Cuban court found U.S. contractor Alan Gross guilty of bringing satellite phones and other communication equipment to Cuba illegally while working on a USAID-funded democracy-building program and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. (Cuba released Gross in December 2014.)

Today's birthdays: Playwright Edward Albee, 88. Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young, 84. Actress Barbara Feldon, 83. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns, 80. Singer Al Jarreau, 76. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli, 70. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 69. Singer-songwriter James Taylor, 68. …

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