Archive for August 7th, 2011

MARK HATFIELD HAS DIED AT 89

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mark hatfield later

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Former Sen. Mark Hatfield, an outspoken critic of war
whose liberal views often put him at odds with fellow Republicans, died Sunday 
at the age of 89.

Hatfield, who had become increasingly frail in recent years, died at a Portland
residence, said Gerry Frank, a longtime friend and former aide. The former
senator’s death was first reported by The Oregonian newspaper.

Also a former governor, Hatfield was the longest serving U.S. senator in Oregon
history, serving five terms from 1967 to 1997.

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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billboard hot 100

This song became the Bee Gees’ first number one hit on the
Billboard Hot 100
and also reached number four on the Billboard
Adult Contemporary chart.

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B.J. THOMAS IS 69 TODAY

B.J. THOMAS THEN
B.J. THOMAS TODAY

Billy Joe "B. J." Thomas is a popular singer known for his chart-topping hits
in the 1960s and 1970s such as “Hooked on a Feeling” in 1968 and in 1969
the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid featured Thomas singing the
Burt Bacharach/Hal David song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, which
won the Academy Award for best original song that year and became the
number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1970.

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1954

the crew cuts 

The Crew-Cuts were a Canadian vocal quartet who were most famous for 
their recording of a cover version of The Chords hit record, “Sh-Boom”. A
number of other hits followed including "Earth Angel" which rose to the #2
spot on the charts. 

crewcuts today

Today’s group from Left: Skip Taylor, Mike Redmon, Bob Duncan
and Joe Dickey.

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THE BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL ON THIS DATE IN 1942

Guadalcanal

landing on guadalcanal

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The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.

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GUADALCANAL MOVIE

Original 1943 poster for the movie that was based on the best selling
novel of the same name.

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