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A POSTCARD OF PORTLAND ~ PUBLIC LIBRARY IN 1916

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FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT OF A BOEING 747 ON THIS DATE IN 1970

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The 747 entered commercial service on January 22, 1970, on Pan Am’s  New York to London route.The flight had been originally planned for the evening of January 21, but an engine overheating problem made that aircraft unstable. Finding a substitute delayed the flight by more than six hours to the following day. 

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                                           Pan Am stewardesses

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SAM COOKE ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1931–DIED DECEMBER 11, 1964

 
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Sam Cooke, was a gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer/ songwriter. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. Sam is commonly known as The King of Soul for his unmatched vocal abilities, impact and influence on the modern world of music. Cooke had 29 top-40 hits between 1957 and 1964. Hits like You Send Me, Chain Gang, and Wonderful World are some of his most popular songs.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE LANE ~ 46 TODAY

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Film actress Diane Lane, Born and raised in New York City, made her screen debut at the age of 13 in George Roy Hill’s 1979 film A Little Romance, starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier (above photo).  Soon after, she was featured on the cover of Time magazine. She has since appeared in several notable films, including the 2002 film Unfaithful, which earned her Academy Award, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She has been married to actor Josh Brolin since 2004.

 

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            Diane on Time magazine cover-August 13, 1979

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EXORCIST STAR IS 52 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Linda Denise Blair is best known for her role as the possessed child, Regan in the 1973 blockbuster The Exorcist. She was nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, winning one. She reprised her role in the 1977 sequel, Exorcist ll: The Heretic.

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            BLAIR WITH THE DEVEL

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