Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 5

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 5

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1770: The Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people.

1933: The Pittsburgh Stock Exchange closed at the start of a bank holiday ordered by the President; the Pittsburgh Clearing House prepared to issue scrip.

1974: Robert W. Duggan was found dead in his Westmoreland County home. Not long after his death, federal grand jury charges against him became known. He supposedly evaded $93,000 in income taxes.

1996: Bill Foster, pitcher for the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords who led the Negro League in strikeouts four times, was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

2017: Throngs of people converged in the city of Selma, Alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement: the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge by demonstrators seeking voting rights. …

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