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A LOOK AT THE WEATHER WITH GEORGE CARLIN

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PORTLAND HISTORY ~ 1869

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The Federal Building (now known as The Pioneer Courthouse) S.W. 6th Ave. 

The Pioneer Courthouse is a federal courthouse built in 1869. It is the oldest federal building in the Pacific Northwest, and the second oldest west of the Mississippi River.

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The Federal Building and Central School in the background looking from the west (1875).

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The Pioneer Courthouse and Pioneer Courthouse Square today.   

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IT’S THE KING’S BIRTHDAY!

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Elvis Presley during a concert on February 12, 1977 held at the Hollywood
Sportatorium. Six months later, he was found dead.
 

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

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LAST EPISODE OF ‘’SHINDIG’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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Shindig! is a musical variety series that aired on ABC-TV from Wednesday,
September 16, 1964 till Saturday, January 8, 1966. The show was cancelled
and it’s Thursday time slots replaced by Batman. The series was hosted by
Los Angeles DJ Jimmy O’Neill.

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TV SITCOM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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My Friend Irma
, starring Marie Wilson, was created by writer/producer Cy Howard
and was a top-rated, long-run CBS radio situation comedy from 1947 to 1954. It
became so successful that it evolved to films and a comic book series. My Friend
Irma,
with Wilson in the lead role, became a television show on CBS premiering on Tuesday, January 8, 1952 and ran until June 1954. It was the first series telecast
from the CBS Television City facility in Hollywood.

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1953 Variety Magazine Ad

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