Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 2

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, March 2

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1917: Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship as President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act.

1933: The motion picture "King Kong" had its world premiere in New York City.

1970: Pittsburgh Mayor Peter Flaherty threatened to close the Pittsburgh Zoo, citing its cost to the city.

1978: Truck drivers staged a slowdown to protest the potholes on Interstate 70 between the turnpike and the Pennsylvania border.

1985: The federal government approved a screening test for AIDS that detected antibodies to the virus, allowing possibly contaminated blood to be excluded from the blood supply.

1990: More than 6,000 drivers went on strike against Greyhound Lines Inc. The company, later declaring an impasse in negotiations, fired the strikers.

1995: The internet search engine website Yahoo! was incorporated by founders Jerry Yang and David Filo. …

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