Archive for April 3rd, 2011

A PORTLAND RESTAURANT FROM THE PAST

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From an interesting blog called…”THE CEDAR CHEST”. For more click below http://thecedarchestblog.blogspot.com/

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OUTLAW DIED ON THIS DATE IN 1882

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Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882) was a outlaw, a
gang leader, robber of banks and trains as well as a murderer from the state of
Missouri. He was the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Jesse
was a celebrity when he was alive, and a legendary figure after his death. The
James brothers gang was most active from about 1866 until 1876, when an
attempted bank robbery resulted in the capture or deaths of several members
of the gang. On April 3,1882, Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford, below,
who was a member of the gang living in the James house. He was hoping to
collect the reward on James’ head.

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Robert Ford

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An engraving (above) depicting Robert Ford shooting Jesse James inside
his house in St. Joseph, Missouri. James’s wife and children are shown in
the adjoining room

JESSE JAMES DEAD BODY
The corps of Jesse James on display

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1949

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the martin and lewis show

The Martin & Lewis Show went on the air, while still searching for a sponsor.Their first 
guest that Sunday night was Bob Hope.The NBC radio shows consisted of an opening song and dance by Dean Martin, followed by some verbal slapstick, a guest spot by a well-known Hollywood star,a lot of Jerry Lewis high jinx, and then a closing number by Martin. The radio series ran till 1952.

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Bob Hope

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DORIS DAY BECAME 89 TODAY

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Doris Day was a actress and singer, and is now an  animal rights activist since 
her retirement from show business in 1987. Her entertainment career began  
in the 1940s as a big band singer. In 1945 she had her first hit recording,
"Sentimental Journey". In 1948, she appeared in her first film, Romance on the
High Seas
. During her entertainment career, she appeared in 39 films, recorded
more than 650 songs, received an Academy Award nomination, won a Golden
Globe and a Grammy Award, and, in 1989, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award
for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.

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FIRST ISSUE OF TV GUIDE ON THIS DATE IN 1953

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TV Guide, the weekly magazine featuring television programing,
was first published on April 3, 1953. The cover of the premier
issue (above) featured a photograph of Lucille Ball with her
newborn son Desi Arnaz, Jr.

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Desi Arnaz today, 58 years old

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