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THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL’S BIRTHDAY

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Jean Harlow (Harlean Harlow Carpenter)
(March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937)


Harlow’s first major appearance was in Hell’s Angels (1930), followed
by a series of critically unsuccessful films, before signing with Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer
in 1932. She died during the filming of Saratoga in
1937 at the age of 26 from kidney  disease. The movie was completed
using doubles and released a little over a month after her death. The 
American Film Institute ranked her as the 22nd greatest female star in 
Hollywood history.

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1933

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HISTORICAL FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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Lucky Lady II (1)
The Lucky Lady II (bottom) being refuelled by a B-29M.

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The crew members of the Lucky Lady II are greeted by Air Force
Secretary Stuart Symington and General Hoyt Vandenberg.

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PHIL KNIGHT IS 77 TODAY

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Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight was born in Portland, Oregon.

Knight is a Multibillionaire and co-founder and chairman of Nike shoe
company. He once worked in the sports department of the Oregonian
newspaper, tabulating sports scores. His father, William W. Knight,
owned the papers competitor the Oregon Journal at the time. 

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Nike World Headquarters located in Beaverton, Oregon

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IN THE HALL OF FAME ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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      Robert L. "Bob" Douglas (November 4, 1882 – July 16, 1979)

Bob Douglas was the founder of the New York Renaissance basketball
team. Nicknamed the "Father of Black Professional Basketball", Douglas
owned and coached the Rens from 1923 to 1949, guiding them to a record
of 2,318-381 (.859). He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a
contributor in 1972, becoming the first African-American to be elected.

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New York Times, 1939

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ROCK PIONEER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela) (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959)

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