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PAUL ALLEN HAS DIED AT 65

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Paul Allen (left) and Bill Gates.

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Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018)

Business magnate, investor and philanthropist Paul Allen co-founded
Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. He owned two professional
sports teams: the
Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League
and the
Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association,
and was part-owner of the
Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major
League
Soccer
in 2009. Allen died in Seattle from complications of
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.



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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1962 ~

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The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 (also known as the Big Blow, and originally as Typhoon Freda) was a Pacific Northwest windstorm
that struck the West Coast of Canada and the Pacific Northwest
coast of the United States on Friday October 12, 1962. 
    
 

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Scoreboard at Gresham High School in Gresham, Oregon.

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A car flattened by a brick wall at NW 3rd and Everett St. in Portland, Oregon.

Peak gusts during Columbus Day Storm

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FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at a
civil rights rally in Washington,
DC. on this day in 1963. Over 200,000
people attended.

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It was on this day in 1968.

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It was on this day in 1955.

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J. W. Milam, 36, and half-brother Roy Bryant, 24, confer with one of their lawyers J.W. Kellum, right, just before pleding innocent, September 6, 1955 at Sumner, Miss.. They are charged with kidnapping Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black youth who they claim “made some remarks” and whistled at Bryant’s wife. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick)
J. W. Milam, 36, and half-brother Roy Bryant, 24, confer with one of
their lawyers J.W. Kellum, right, just before pleading innocent, Sept.
6, 1955 at Sumner, MS. They were charged with kidnapping Emmett
Till, a 14-year-old black youth who they claim “made some remarks”
and whistled at Bryant’s wife.

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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Charles and Princess Diana
on this day in 1996. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage.

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