Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Oct. 2

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Oct. 2

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1936 Addressing 50,000 people at Forbes Field, President Franklin D. Roosevelt predicted a balanced budget based on an increase in national income.

1959 Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" made its debut on CBS-TV with the episode "Where, Everybody?" starring Earl Holliman.

1985 A private-public partnership led by Malcolm Prine, the chairman of Ryan Homes Inc., bought the Pirates for $22 million from the Galbreath family. The public and private partners would contribute $50 million, while Mayor Richard Caliguiri planned to raise the city's share - $25 million - by selling Three Rivers Stadium.

2007 Blackwater chairman Erik Prince, testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, vigorously rejected charges that guards from his private security firm had acted recklessly while protecting State Department personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. …

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