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Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships on this
day in 1492. The voyage led him to what is now known as the
Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12.

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Illustration depicting Christopher Columbus’s fleet
departing from Spain.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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On the day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next
day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

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It was on this day in 1948.

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Whittaker Chambers holds a newspaper with the Hiss verdict.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on this
day in 1949. The league was formed by the merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball
League.

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Leo Ferris (second from left) and representatives of the NBL and
BAA shake hands.

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Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 91 years old today.

Singer Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz, and popular
songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches." He dropped
out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support his family. Bennett
was a painting and music student at New York’s School of Industrial Art.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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Founded on this day in 1802.

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On July 4, 1939, Yankees fans were given their chance to say
farewell to Lou Gehrig.

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John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933)

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States who was
mostly remembered for being a man of few words, which earn him the
nickname Silent Cal. He was a farmer, school teacher, and local store
clerk. Coolidge achieved national recognition for his handling of the
Boston Police Strike of 1919. He held a record number of presidential
press conferences for the time, totaling 520.

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SINGER GORDON LIGHTFOOT IS 77 TODAY


Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. 

Canadian born singer-songwriter Lightfoot achieved international success in folk,
folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop
sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend. He has won a total of sixteen
Juno Awards, among other honors and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall
of Fame in 1986.

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PDX IS IN IT’S 75th YEAR THIS WEEK!

Dedicated as Portland Columbia Airport when opening in 1940, the airport
served 99,000 passengers in its first year. After building longer runways to
meet the requirements of larger aircraft and international air service, the
airport was renamed Portland International Airport in 1951. By that time,
annual passenger counts quadrupled to 400,000. Today PDX serves a
record 16 million passengers annually, and offers nonstop routes to 57
domestic and nine international locations.

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