Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 7

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Nov. 7

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1940 The $6.4 million Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash., collapsed just four months after construction was completed. No deaths were reported.

1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law, creating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a move supported by many broadcast professionals including Fred Rogers.

1994 WXYC, the college radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, made history with the first 24-hour real- time worldwide Internet radio simulcast.

2009 Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and other officials partook in the groundbreaking of a memorial to the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville in Somerset County who died on Sept. …

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