Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 23

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 23

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1857: Novelist Margaret Wade Deland was born in Allegheny. She died in 1945.

1927: President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission, the forerunner of the Federal Communications Commission.

1945: During World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags. The second flag-raising was captured in the iconic Associated Press photograph.

1954: The first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh with the vaccination of some 5,000 students.

1987: Henry J. Heinz II, chairman of the H.J. Heinz Corp., died in his winter home on Jupiter Island, Fla., at the age of 78.

2005: Former lightweight-boxing champion Paul Spadafora was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his fiancée. …

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