Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, October 23

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, October 23

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1907 The Pittsburgh Stock Exchange closed for a three-month period because of the effects of the nationwide depression.

1947 A three-man congressional investigating committee opened a hearing on Pittsburgh's critical housing shortage. Its climax came when the committee chairman, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) threatened to expel City Solicitor Anne X. Alpern from the hearing room when she repeatedly called attention to the senator's failure to support public housing measures.

1987 Malcolm Prine, president of the Pirates, resigned in dispute with Syd Thrift, the team's general manager.

2012 During a debate with Democratic rival Joe Donnelly, Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said that when a woman becomes pregnant during rape, "it is something that God intended to happen. …

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