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SINGER FATALLY SHOT ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Samuel "Sam" Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964)

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The Los Angeles motel where the shooting took place

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A newspaper account on the death of Sam Cooke, December 12, 1964

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PITTOCK GRANDAUGHTER, DIES AT 110

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Elizabeth Leadbetter “Betty” Meier
(July 26, 1904 – December 2, 2014)

Elizabeth died peacefully at her home in Portland on
Tuesday, Dec. 2. She was the granddaughter of Henry
L. Pittock, pioneer wood and paper magnate who is
often referred to as the founder of The Oregonian 
newspaper. Born in Portland, Oregon, Betty was the 
youngest of four children. She is survived by her children;
stepson; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and
four great-great-grandchildren. 


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Henry Lewis Pittock
(March 1, 1835 – January 28, 1919)

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Portland’s 100 year old historic landmark, The Pittock Mansion

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LEARN TO PLAY THE SAW!

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1922

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PAPERS FIRST ISSUE ON THIS DAY IN 1982

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USA Today is a national daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. It
was founded by Al Neuharth. It remains the widest circulated print newspaper in
the United States. USA Today is distributed in all fifty states, the District of
Columbia
, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and the United Kingdom. The paper
has its headquarters in the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County, Virginia.

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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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first blondie

The comic strip Blondie was created by cartoonist Chic Young who drew
the strip until his death in 1973, when
creative control passed to his son
Dean Young, who continues to write the strip.

The success of the strip, distributed by King Features Syndicate, led to
the long-running Blondie film series (1938–1950) and the popular Blondie
radio program (1939–1950).

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Charles D. “Chic” Young

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Dean Young

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