Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 17

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Feb. 17

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1864 During the Civil War, the Union ship USS Housatonic was rammed and sunk in Charleston Harbor, S.C., by the Confederate hand-cranked submarine HL Hunley in the first naval attack of its kind; the Hunley also sank.

1901 Ethelbert Nevin, Pittsburgh composer of "Cradle Song," "A Day in Venice," "The Rosary" and other well-known songs, died.

1933 Newsweek magazine was first published under the title "News-Week."

1980 A Carnegie Mellon University study asserted that the outlook for the steel industry in Pittsburgh was brighter than expected because the firms would invest $1.1 billion updating equipment, building new facilities and installing environmental controls.

1990 Dreamer, a giant schnauzer from Fox Chapel owned by Marcia Nanel, won the top prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. …

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