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JAPAN BOMBED OREGON ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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On September 9, 1942, a Japanese submarine was spotted cruising in an easterly direction raising its periscope occasionally as it neared the Oregon Coastline. Based
on the Sub was a small two passenger float plane (above). It’s mission; a test run to
start a devastating forest fire by dropping two 176 pound incendiary bombs. If they
were successful, Japan had hopes of attacking the eastern end of the Panama
Canal to slow down shipping from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

This event, which caused no damage, marked the only time during World War ll that
an enemy plane had dropped bombs on the U.S. mainland. A major fire had been
averted due to the fact the coastal fog, mist and heavy doses of Oregon rain made
the forests so wet they simply didn’t catch fire.

Fifty years later on 1992, the the Japanese pilot, Nobuo Fujita who survived the war, returned to Oregon to help dedicate a historical plaque (below) at the exact spot
where his two bombs had impacted. The elderly pilot then donated his ceremonial
sward as a gesture of peace and closure of the bombings of Oregon on that day
in 1942. Fujita would return to Brookings 3 more times before his death in 1997,
and the following year his daughter buried some of his ashes at the site of his
famous bombing.

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Warrant Officer Nobuo Fujita

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Fujita is shown with his Yokosuka E14Y (Glen) float plane prior to his flight.

 

Memorial plaque of bombing

The Memorial Plaque located in Brookings, Oregon at the site of the 1942
bombing

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THE FIRST TV DINNERS INTRODUCED IN 1954

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In their first year, Swanson & Sons sold over 10 million TV dinners. The 98-cent
meals included turkey, corn bread dressing, gravy, peas, and sweet potatoes.

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DEBUT ON TV SHOW THIS DAY IN 1956

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KFC FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1890

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Harland David "Colonel" Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)
ws the founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Company, now know as KFC. His
iconic image remains in company promotions today. Sanders was given the title
of honorary "Kentucky Colonel” in 1935 by the Governor of Kentucky, Ruby
Laffoon and was “re-commissioned” by Governor Lawrence Wetherby. Over
the years Sanders developed his “secret recipe” for frying chicken in a
pressure fryer that cooked the chicken much faster than pan frying.  

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ANGELA CARTWRIGHT IS 59 TODAY

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Angela Margaret Cartwright is an English-born actress primarily known for her 
roles in movies and television. Cartwright is best known as a child actress for 
her role as Danny Williams’s (played by Danny Thomas) stepdaughter Linda 
in the 1950s CBS- TV series Make Room For Daddy (a role she played from  
1957 to 1964), and as Penny Robinson in the 1960s CBS-TV Sci-fi series
Lost In Space.

 

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Danny Thomas and Angela Cartwright in Make Room For Daddy

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The Lost In Space cast from left: Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Marta
Kristen, Bob May (as the Robot), Jonathan Harris, June Lockhart, Guy
Williams, and Billy Mumy.

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