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Labor Day 1911 in Medford, Oregon

While most sources, even the Department of Labor, credit Peter McGuire with
the origination of Labor Day (1882), recent evidence suggests that the true
father of Labor Day may in fact be another famous union leader of the 19th
Century, Matthew Maguire.

Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the
time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated
Labor Day.

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DAVE FROHNMAYER HAS DIED AT 74

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Dave Frohnmayer (July 9, 1940 – March 9, 2015)

Frohnmayer was an attorney, politician, and university administrator
from Oregon. He was the 15th president of the University of Oregon
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UO), serving from 1994 to 2009. His tenure as president was the
second-longest after John Wesley Johnson. He was the first native
Oregonian to run the UO. Frohnmayer previously served as Oregon
Attorney General
from 1981 to 1991, and subsequently served as
dean at the University of Oregon School of Law before serving as
president of the university. He died Monday night after battling
prostate cancer.  

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POPULAR ATHLETE BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine
(January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975)

Born in Coos Bay, Oregon, Prefontaine was a long-distance runner who
set seven national records before an untimely death in a car accident. He
played football and basketball before discovering cross country in eighth
grade. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

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THE “BIG BLOW” ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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A Port Orford Cedar that was planted just before the turn of the century in
front of Portland City Hall.

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 on October 12, 1962. It originated from Typhoon Freda and is considered to be the benchmark of extra tropical wind storms. The storm ranks among the most intense
to strike the region since at least 1948, likely since the January 9, 1880 "Great Gale"
and snowstorm. The storm is a contender for the title of most powerful extra tropical cyclone recorded in the U.S. in the 20th century. Wind gusts reached 116 miles per
hour in Portland, 127 miles per hour in Corvallis, and in excess of 145 miles per
hour on the Oregon coast. Nearly 50 fatalities were attributed to the windstorm.

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Damage at Bernard’s Airport in Beaverton Oregon

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TERRITORY ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1848

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The Territory of Oregon was an organized incorporated territory of
the United States
that existed from August 14, 1848, until February
14, 1859, when the southwestern portion of the territory was admitted
to the Union as the State of Oregon.

The capital of the territory was first Oregon City, then Salem, followed
briefly by Corvallis, then back to Salem, which became the state capital
upon Oregon’s admission to the Union in 1859.

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