On This Day, July 2

By Nowlin, Rick | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), July 2, 2017 | Go to article overview

On This Day, July 2


Nowlin, Rick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


1904: After three years' struggle and conflict, George Jay Gould's Wabash Railroad operated its first train out of Pittsburgh - a special to the World's Fair at St. Louis.

1937: Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator.

1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress.

1987: Eighteen Mexican immigrants were found dead inside a locked boxcar near Sierra Blanca, Texas, in what authorities called a botched smuggling attempt; a 19th man survived.

2007: President George W. Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, sparing him a 2-year prison term in the CIA leak case.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, 88. …

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