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OREGON POLITICAL FIGURE HAS DIED AT 85

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Norma Jean Paulus (Petersen) (March 13, 1933 – February 28, 2019)

(Portland, Ore.) – Former Oregon Secretary of State Norma Paulus has
died.   

Close friend Kerry Tymchuk confirmed her death to local news media
Thursday afternoon.

Paulus’ death comes a day after the state’s current Secretary of State
Dennis Richardson
died of brain cancer.

In addition to serving as secretary of state, Paulus was an Oregon
representative from 1970 to 1976 and Superintendent of Public
Instruction. She was appointed to that position by former Gov. Neil
Goldschmidt in 1990 and was elected to it in 1994.

A member of the Republican Party, she was the first woman to be
elected to statewide office. She was elected secretary of state in 1976
and re-elected in 1980. She ran for governor in 1986 but lost.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994)

Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from
1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only
United
States
president to do so.

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On this day in 1972, eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes
called a book by Clifford Irving a fake biography. The
book is actually the result of Irving’s lengthy research
combined with fiction. Irving and others involved in the
hoax confessed. He was sentenced to 2 1/2  years in
prison, of which he served 17 months. 

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Clifford Michael Irving (November 5, 1930 – December 19, 2017)

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Surveyor 7 landed on the Moon on this day in 1968. It
 was the seventh and last lunar lander of the American unmanned Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the Moon. A total of 21,091 pictures were transmitted to Earth.

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Surveyor 7 (arrow) is seen sitting on the ejecta blanket of Tycho
Crater.

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The Phantom of the Opera Playbill - July 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of The Opera”
became the longest running Broadway show on this
day in 2006.

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TV MOVIE AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1979

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The biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley
starred Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, and Bing Russell. The movie
aired less than 18 months on ABC after the singer’s shocking death
at the age of 42 and propelled former Disney lead actor Kurt Russell
to adult stardom.  

 

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