Archive for February 13th, 2011

PORTLAND’S JEFFERSON HIGH ~ EARLY 1900s

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PETER TORK OF THE MONKEES IS 69 TODAY

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Peter Tork is a musician and actor, best known as a member of The Monkees. He was
a folk musician before joining the group in 1966, touring with several bands around  
the world. 

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TEST PILOT CHUCK YEAGER IS 88 TODAY

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager is a retired major general in the
United States Air Force and noted test pilot. He was the first man to
break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental
Bell X-1 (shown below) at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45,000 feet.

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ACTRESS BETTY GARRETT, DEAD AT 91

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty Garrett, the vivacious Broadway star who played Frank Sinatra’s sweetheart in two MGM musicals before her career was hampered by the Hollywood blacklist, has died in Los Angeles, her son said Sunday.

Garrett was best known as the flirtatious girl in love with the shy Sinatra in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "On the Town," both in 1949, and later in life she became well-known to TV audiences with recurring roles in the 1970s sitcoms "All in the Family"
and "Laverne and Shirley." Garrett died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, most likely from an aortic aneurysm, said her son, Garrett Parks.

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TEEN ANGEL WAS #1 ON THIS DATE IN 1960

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