Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 12

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 12

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1809: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Ky.

1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded.

1946: Trolley service was suspended and the area was blacked out by a one-day strike of 3,400 Duquesne Light employees demanding a 20 per cent cost-of-living pay increase.

1983: The East was buried by three feet of snow.

2002: A girder collapsed at the Pittsburgh Convention Center construction site, killing worker Paul Corsi.

2016: Pope Francis, while en route to Mexico, embraced Patriarch Kirill during a stopover in Cuba in the first-ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli, 94. …

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