Archive for March 3rd, 2011

VINTAGE POSTCARD OF PORTLAND FROM 1913

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St. Vincent’s Hospital

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STAR TREK STAR ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1920

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James Montgomery "Jimmy" Doohan was an Irish-Canadian character and voice
actor best known for his role as Chief Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in
the TV and film series Star Trek. Following his success with Star Trek, he
supplemented his income and showed continued support for his fans by
making numerous public appearances. On July 20, 2005, Doohan died
at his home in Redmond, Washington. He was 85. 

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                    beam me up scotty

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NATIONAL ANTHEM ADOPTED ON THIS DATE IN 1931

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“The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of America. The lyrics come from 
"Defense of Fort McHenry”, a poem written in 1814 by a 35 year old lawyer, Francis Scott Key (above), after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British naval ships in 
Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.  The actual flag that flew over Fort McHenry is also pictured above. The “Star-Spangled Banner" was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution and was signed by President Herbert Hoover.

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Francis Scott Key is depicted reaching out to the “Star-Spangled Banner”

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Original copy of Key’s poem, on display at the Maryland Historical Society

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JEAN HARLOW WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1911

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Jean Harlow was a film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the
"Platinum Blonde" and the "Blonde Bombshell”, she was rated as one of the
greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute. Harlow achieved
massive fame while under contract with MGM. She died in 1937 of kidney failure
at the age of 26.

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Jean Harlow with Clark Gable in The Secret Six, 1931 

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JAZZ SONG RECORDED ON THIS DATE 1931

Minnie the Moocher" is a jazz song first recorded  by Cab Calloway and
His Orchestra, selling over 1 million copies. "Minnie the Moocher" is most
famous for its ad libbed lyrics. The song was inducted into the Grammy
Hall of Fame in 1999. 

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