Archive for January 11th, 2011

FOUNDING FATHER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1757

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Economist and political philosopher, Alexander Hamilton was the  
first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States from 1789 to
1795. He was also one of America’s first constitutional lawyers. 

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NOW A WORD FROM SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER

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PICTURE POSTCARD OF A YOUNG PORTLAND

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                                                               City Hall

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COUNTRY CHART TOP ALBUM ON THIS DATE IN 1964

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This Johnny Cash album became the first to top Billboard’s
new Country LP Chart.

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AVIATOR’S SOLO FLIGHT ACROSS THE PACIFIC ON THIS DATE IN 1935

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Aviation pioneer and author Amelia Earhart made a flight from
Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California, becoming the first
woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. The plane she
flew on that trip, a Lockheed Vega, is on display at the
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. 

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Amelia Earhart posing by her plane at the Oakland airport

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The Lockheed Vega 5B at the National Air and Space Museum

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