Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 16

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 16

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1804: Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor in the Mediterranean Sea to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pirates during the First Barbary War.

1921: To relieve traffic congestion, Pittsburgh City Council banned automobile parking on Downtown streets between 4:30 and 6 p.m. daily.

1948: At the outset of a strike of 1,100 Yellow Cab drivers, Louis DiLembo, 28, a striker, was killed on a street in Downtown Pittsburgh by a shot fired from a passing Owl Cab.

1959: Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba about six weeks after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.

1988: Seven people were shot to death during an office rampage in Sunnyvale, Calif., by a man obsessed with a co-worker who was wounded in the attack. The gunman is on death row. …

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