On this day, Feb. 14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - News -

1849 Pres­i­dent James K. Polk be­came the first U.S. chief ex­ec­u­tive to be pho­tographed while in of­fice as he posed for Matthew Brady in New York City.

1962 First lady Jac­que­line Kennedy con­ducted a tele­vised tour of the White House in a video­taped spe­cial that was broad­cast on CBS and NBC. Sev­eral nights later, it was broad­cast on ABC, too.

1984 Two physi­cians — Henry T. Bahn­son and Thomas Starzl — per­formed a si­mul­ta­ne­ous 16-hour liver and heart trans­plant op­er­a­tion on a 6-year-old girl at Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Pitts­burgh.

2013 Dou­ble-am­putee and Olympic sprinter Os­car Pis­to­rius shot and killed his girl­friend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in Pre­to­ria, South Africa. He was later con­victed of mur­der and is serv­ing a 13-year prison term.

2017 A for­mer store clerk was con­victed in New York of mur­der in one of the na­tion’s most haunt­ing miss­ing-child cases, nearly 38 years af­ter 6-year-old Etan Patz dis­ap­peared while on his way to a school bus stop. Some items are from Ste­fan Lo­rant’s “Pitts­burgh: The Story of an Amer­i­can City” (dig­i­tal.li­brary.pitt.edu/chronol­ogy).

— Com­piled by Alyssa Brown

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