Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 2

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 2

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1904 After three years' struggle and conflict, George Jay Gould's Wabash Railroad operated its first train out of Pittsburgh - a special to the World's Fair at St. Louis.

1937 Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator.

1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress.

1987 Eighteen Mexican immigrants were found dead inside a locked boxcar near Sierra Blanca, Texas, in what authorities called a botched smuggling attempt; a 19th man survived.

2007 President George W. Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, sparing him a 2-year prison term in the CIA leak case. …

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