Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, October 16

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, October 16

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1859 Radical abolitionist John Brown led a group of 21 men in a raid on Harpers Ferry in western Virginia. (Ten of Brown's men were killed and five escaped. Brown and six followers were captured; all were executed.)

1909 The Pirates, winners of 110 games in their regular season, defeated the Detroit Tigers, 8-0, to win the seventh and deciding game of the World Series before 17,562 fans at Forbes Field.

1987 A 58-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in a narrow, abandoned well.

2002 United States Steel announced that it would sell its Clairton Works.

Today's birthdays: Actress Angela Lansbury, 92. Actor Peter Bowles, 81. Sportscaster Tim McCarver, 76. Actress Suzanne Somers, 71. Rock singer-musician Bob Weir, 70. …

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