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THE ‘BIG BLOW’ ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a Pacific Northwest windstorm, that
struck the West Coast of Canada and the Pacific Northwest coast of the
United States. It was the remnants of Typhoon Freda. Most storm analysts
rate this windstorm as the most powerful to strike the Pacific Northwest
during the 20th Century.

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A downed tree in Salem, Oregon.

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Storm damage in McMinnville, Oregon.

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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President Gerald Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.   

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It began on this day in 1941.

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The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then
renamed it New York on this day in 1664.
 

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NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek" entitled "The Man Trap"
on this day in 1966. The show was canceled on September 2, 1969.

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Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar
(September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014)

Comic actor and writer Sid Caesar is best known for
two pioneering 1950s live NBC television series:
Your
Show of Shows
, which was a 90-minute weekly show
watched by 60 million people, and its successor,

Caesar’s Hour, both influenced later generations of
comedians.

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The comedy team of Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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SANDY KOZEL

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The Mount Vesuvius eruption killed approximately 20,000 people
and much of the area was buried in volcanic ash. 

 

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It happened on this day in 1814.

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On this day in 2006.

The planet Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Pluto’s status was changed due to the IAU’s
new rules for an object qualifying as a planet. Pluto met two of the three
rules because it orbits the sun and is large enough to assume a nearly
round shape. However, since Pluto has an oblong orbit and overlaps the
orbit of Neptune it disqualified Pluto as a planet.
 

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Amelia Earhart with her Lockheed Vega after her record-setting solo nonstop flight across North America, 25 August 1932. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the
U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark,
NJ, took about 19 hours in her Lockheed Vega (above).

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. (NASM)

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, on display at
the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.

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On this day in 1989, Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds,
was banned from baseball for life after being accused of gambling
on baseball.

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Former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose at the start of a
news conference at Riverfront Stadium after being given his 
lifetime
suspension from baseball.

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