Archive for November 7th, 2011

SMOKIN’ JOE FRAZIER IS DEAD AT 67!

joe_frazier then

joe%20frazer later

Philadelphia (AP) – Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier 
died Monday night after losing his fight with liver cancer. The cancer
was diagnosed in late September and he was admitted to hospice care.  

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in CURRENT EVENTS,DEATH,HISTORY,Medical,SPORTS and have No Comments

SONG CHARTED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

MARVELETTES

"Too Many Fish in the Sea" was group’s first top 40 pop hit in
almost a year reaching number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.

TOO MANY FISH IN THE SEA 45

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,HISTORY,MUSIC and have No Comments

MAD FILM PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

its_a_mad_mad_mad_mad_world 

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
is a 1963 all-star Cinerama epic comedy film
produced and directed by Stanley Kramer. Two comedians of the day are absent
from the ensemble cast: Groucho Marx refused to appear when Kramer couldn’t
meet his fee, while Stan Laurel declined because he felt he was too old-looking
to be funny. It has been called the comedy to end all comedies. 

 

the-big-W-jimmy-durante

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Comedy,DEBUT,MOVIES and have No Comments

VINTAGE POSTER OF MULTNOMAH FALLS

mult falls  the portland rose

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ART,HISTORY,PORTLAND'S PAST,Transportation and have No Comments

PARTY SYMBOL DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1874

                republican-party-logo-0d4bfa6bfe8b51c6_medium

 

RepublicanElephant

The traditional mascot of the Republican party is the elephant. A political cartoon (above) by Thomas Nast, published in Harpers Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first notable appearance  of the symbol.

thomas nast

Thomas Nast is Considered the father of American
political cartooning.

 harpers
Harpers Weekly, 11-7-1874

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in Animals,ANNIVERSARY,CARTOON,DEBUT,HISTORY,MAGAZINES,POLITICAL and have No Comments