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ROSS SIMPSON

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The destruction along Main Street in Johnstown, Pa., following the collapse of the South Fork Dam killing 2,209 people on this day in
1889.

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 Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) 

American poet Walt Whitman is best known for his collections Leaves of Grass
and Drum-Taps. His 1865 poem "O Captain! My Captain!" was written on the
occasion of the death of Abraham Lincoln. He dropped out of school at the
age of eleven and, to support his family, worked as a law office assistant and
a newspaper apprentice.

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It was on this day in 2003.

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Serial bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph (C) is escorted from
the Cherokee County Jail for a hearing in federal court.

                             

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Clinton Eastwood Jr. is 87 years old today. He was born in San
Francisco, California
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Clint Eastwood from The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966).

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Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry (1971).

Clint Eastwood worked as a lifeguard, a caddy, and a grocery clerk while growing
up. He became a household name after playing Rowdy Yates on the long-running
CBS-TV Western series Rawhide (1959 – 1965).

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IT WAS OREGON’S SECOND LARGEST CITY

Vanport in 1943, five years before the flood
The newly developed 648-acre complex called Vanport before the
flood. It was the largest public housing project in the United States.

It was on this day, Memorial Day in 1948, the Columbia River forced it’s way
through an embankment that had served as a dike and rushed into a local
shipbuilding housing project called Vanport. The flood killed 15 people and 
left 18,000 homeless when the community vanished in just one day. 

The area today is called Delta Park, along the Columbia River in Portland,
Oregon’s northern edge, a location of public parks, nature preserves and
sports complexes.

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Vanport, Oregon                                                     (Oregon Historical Society)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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                             Harry Randall Truman
                             (October 30, 1896 – May 18, 1980)

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U.S. Supreme Court of 1896.

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Pope Saint John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła)
(May 18, 1920 – April 2, 20005)

Pope Paul II was the second longest-serving pope in history who
was the leader of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. He was
one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129
countries during his pontificate and helping end Communist rule
in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe. He was one of
the most influential leaders of the 20th century.

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ED DANAHUE

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It was on this day in 1906.

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It was on this day in 1955

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It occurred on this day in 1775.

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(Note) – The phrase "the British are coming" was attributed to Revere even
though it is unlikely he used the exact wording.

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ED DONAHUE

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