Archive for January 29th, 2011

A NEW CONCEPT IN TELEPHONE DESIGN ~ 1959

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KATHARINE ROSS WITH HUSBAND SAM ELLIOTT

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Thanks to J.R. Miller for reminding us of the fact that our birthday girl,
Katharine Ross married former Portlander Sam Elliott in 1984.

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THE ORGONIAN ~ MONDAY DECEMBER 4, 1933

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KATHARINE ROSS IS 71 TODAY

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Katharine Juliet Ross is a  film and stage actress. she is best known for her role as Elaine Robinson in the 1967 film The Graduate, opposite Dustin Hoffman, and her role as Etta Place in 1969’s , Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, along with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Katharine won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her part in 1977’s Voyage of the Damned. She is also an established author of several published children’s books. 

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        Katharine Ross with Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate

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Paul Newman and Katharine Ross in a scene from Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid

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PRESIDENT MCKINLEY ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1887

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William McKinley, Jr.  was the25th President of the United States ( 1897 – 1901),
and the last veteran of the American Civil War to be elected to that office. He was
the last President of the 19th century and the first of 20th. His second term came 
to a tragic end. On September 5, 1901, President  McKinley who had just delivered
a speech at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, was standing in a receiving line when a deranged anarchist shot him twice. He died eight days later. 

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President McKinley delivering his last address at the Pan-American Exposition

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An artists depiction of the shooting of President McKinley shows the assassin,
Leon Czolgosz, with a concealed revolver.

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             Marker at the McKinley Memorial Mausoleum in Canton, Ohio

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