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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS

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PDX Retro photo of some of the awesome Christmas decorations at 
Portland Adventist Medical Center.

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JOHN GLENN IS 94 TODAY

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John Glenn as a child 

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Senator John Glenn

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John Herschel Glenn, Jr. was born in Cambridge, Ohio.

Astronaut and senator John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth
in 1962 and in 1998 became the oldest person to go to space. He was a
recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and Presidential
Medal of Freedom among several other distinctions.

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THE KIT-CAT CLOCK

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The Kit-Cat clock was born in Portland, Oregon in the 1930s, during
the Great Depression. While it’s had some minor modifications over
the years, it’s pretty much the same clock today. 

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MAKE A WINDOW WONDERLAND

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Glass Wax was a popular window cleaner in the 1950’s. It
was manufactured
by Gold Seal which is no longer in
business.
 


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George Watt Fenneman (November 10, 1919 – May 29, 1997)

Fenneman is most remembered as the announcer/sidekick for
Groucho Marx‘s comedy/quiz show vehicle You Bet Your Life
on NBC-TV from 1950 to 1961.

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AVIATION PIONEER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1896

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General/Doctor James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle USAF
(December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993)

Gen. James H. Doolittle led the first air raid on Japan during
World War II and earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and
leadership as commander of the mission which took place on
April of 1942, while he was a lieutenant colonel. 

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Artists depiction of the Doolittle Raid on Japan

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