Archive for March 16th, 2011

A PORTLAND CIGAR STORE AROUND THE 1900s

Cigar Store Interior, Portland, Oregon circa 1900

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FOURTH U.S. PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1751

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James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) is considered one of
the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the principal author of the
U.S. Constitution, and is often called the "Father of the Constitution". He was 
the first president to have served in the U.S. Congress.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY LEWIS ~ 85 TODAY

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Jerry Lewis is a veteran comedian, actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director
and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor in screen, television, stage
and radio. He was originally paired with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed
comedy team of Martin and Lewis (shown below). In addition to the duo’s popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films. Lewis is also
known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for
the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis has won several awards for
lifetime achievements and In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the
highest Emmy Award presented.

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis during the 2010 MDA telethon

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MILITARY ACADEMY ESTABLISHED ON THIS DATE IN 1802

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Congress formally authorized the establishment and funding of the United States
Military Academy at West Point, New York. on 16 March 1802. The entire central
campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings,and 
monuments. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson
River, 50 miles north of New York City. The campus is a popular tourist attraction complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States
Army.

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The majority of the campus’s buildings are constructed from gray and black granite like the West Academic Building shown above.

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West Point color guard leading a cadet parade

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ERIK ESTRADA IS 62 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada is best  known for his co-starring lead role in  
the 1977–1983 NBC television series CHiPs. The show followed the lives
of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. Erik has 
recently made appearances in reality TV shows and infomercials and is a  
regular voice on the Cartoon Network.

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Erik Estrada with co-star Larry Wilcox in CHiPs

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