Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 12

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 12

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1864: Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assumed command as General-in-Chief of the Union armies in the Civil War.

1976: Gov. Milton J. Shapp withdrew as a Democratic presidential candidate.

2003: Elizabeth Smart, a 15-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom nine months earlier, was found alive in a Salt Lake City suburb with two drifters, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee, who are serving prison terms for kidnapping her.

2008: The Duquesne university men's basketball team ended its first winning season since 1993-94.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young, 86. Actress Barbara Feldon, 85. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli, 72. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 71. Singer-songwriter James Taylor, 70. …

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