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Vera Katz (Vera Pistrak) ( August 3, 1933 – December 11, 2017)

Vera Katz was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives (1985–1990) and was the 49th mayor of Portland, Oregon
(1993 – 2005). Since leaving office, she had continued to battle cancer.

Vera Katz was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. She immigrated to the United
States with her family after World War II and settled in New York City where
she grew up. Katz moved to Portland, Oregon in 1962. 

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JOHN BELMONT

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In Oslo, Norway on this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person
to receive the award.

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Women were granted the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory
on this day in 1869.

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The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the
U.S. on this
day in 1958 when 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami on
a National Airlines Boeing 707.

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Soul singer Otis Redding, at age 26, was killed on this day in 1967 
when his tour plane crashed into a Wisconsin lake. The members
of Redding’s tour band, the "Bar-Kays," were also killed.

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Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte died on this day in 2006.

Pinochet was a Chilean general, politician and the dictator of Chile
between 1973 and 1990; he remained the
Commander-in-Chief of the 
Chilean Army until 1998. He was also president of the Government
Junta of Chile
between 1973 and 1981. He died of congestive heart
failure
and pulmonary edema.


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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The
United States entered World War II on this day in 1941 when
it declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the
Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared
war on Japan.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Declaration
of War against Japan.

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In New York City on this day in 1980, Mark David Chapman shot
John Lennon to death. Lennon had autographed an album for
Chapman earlier in the day .

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John Lennon (left) signs Mark Chapman’s copy of ‘Double Fantasy’ outside the Dakota Building.

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“Double Fantasy” album by John Lennon.

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Mark David Chapman turned 62 May 10.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans on this day in 1889. He was the
first and only president of the Confederate States of America.

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It was rock ‘n’ roll’s darkest day, Saturday December 6, 1969,
when the Rolling Stones decided to play a ‘free’ concert at the 
abandoned Altamont Speedway some 60 miles east of San
Francisco. Four people ended up dead.

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America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed when the satellite blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL. on this
day in 1957.

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David Warren Brubeck

(December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012)

Dave Brubeck was an jazz pianist and composer, considered to be 
one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of 
jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke”. 

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Diane Kepley

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On this day in 1991, Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson was released after nearly seven years in captivity in Lebanon.

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President George H.W. Bush ordered American troops to lead a
mercy mission to Somalia on this day in 1992.

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Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces
Tavern in New York on this day in 1783.

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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993)

One of Frank’s last interviews (above), conducted by NBC’s Jamie
Gangel for the Today Show. Aired on May 14, 1993. He died, after
his long battle with prostate cancer just 18 days before his 53rd
birthday at his home with his wife and children by his side.

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Zappa is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock
musicians of his era. He worked as an independent artist for most of his career
and remains a major influence on musicians and composers. His honors include
an induction into the 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 1997 Grammy
Lifetime
Achievement Award
. In 2000, he was ranked number 36 on VH1‘s 100
Greatest Artists of Hard Rock
. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at
number 71 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and in 2011 at
number 22 on its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

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