Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 1

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 1

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1790 The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York. However, since only three of the six justices were present, the court recessed until the next day.

1862 "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," a poem by Julia Ward Howe, was published in the Atlantic Monthly.

1901 United States Steel was incorporated. The founding companies included Federal Steel Co., American Steel and Wire Co., National Tube, National Steel, American Tin Plate, American Steel Hopp Co. and the American Sheet Steel Co.

1960 Four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where they had been refused service.

2009 The Steelers claimed their record sixth Super Bowl title against the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23.

Some items are from Stefan Lorant's "Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City" (digital. …

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