Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 21

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 21

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1613: Mikhail Romanov, 16, was unanimously chosen by Russia's national assembly to be czar, beginning a dynasty that would last three centuries.

1885: The Washington Monument was dedicated.

1939: Army engineers recommended a $207 million Beaver-Youngstown canal with a "dead end" at Youngstown. Pittsburgh civic and business interests immediately mobilized to continue their 20-year fight for a canal extending to Lake Erie.

1965: Black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem's Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam. Three men were convicted of murder and imprisoned; all were eventually paroled.

1977: President Jimmy Carter named Pittsburgh Mayor Pete Flaherty as deputy U.S. attorney general.

2000: Floodwaters struck the Monongahela River Valley from Charleroi to Braddock. …

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