Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 2

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 2

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1876 Frontiersman "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, by Jack McCall, who was later hanged.

1927 After a series of negotiations, the Post-Gazette came into being under ownership of Paul Block and the Sun-Telegraph was organized under ownership of William Randolph Hearst.

1943 During World War II, U.S. Navy boat PT-109, commanded by Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy, sank after being rammed in the middle of the night by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri off the Solomon Islands. Two crew members were killed.

1976 Thirteen-year-old Terry Ford was killed at his Sewickley home when a bomb, intended for his brother, blew up in his face.

Some items are from Stefan Lorant's "Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City" (digital. …

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