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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1909

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ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1906

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             Gale Gordon
(February 20, 1906 – June 30, 1995)

Character actor Gale Gordon is probably best remembered as Lucille
Ball’s longtime TV foil and bank executive Theodore J. Mooney, on Ball’s
second TV sitcom, The Lucy Show on CBS from 1962-1968. Prior to his
television career, Gordon was a respected radio actor.

 

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Gale Gordon with co-star Lucille Ball

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Gale Gordon co-starred with Eve Arden on the CBS
television show Our Miss Brooks (1952-1956). The
show began as a CBS radio program from 1948 to
1957.

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HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY!

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FAMOUS FLIGHT, 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

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John Glenn became the fifth person in space, the third American in space and the
first American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7 on Tuesday,February 20, 1962,
on the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, circling the globe three times during a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds.

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John Glenn Anniversary

At left is John Glenn with Scott Carpenter. The two men are the lone survivors of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. They joined the remaining veterans of NASA’s Project
Mercury team on Saturday at Kennedy Space Center in celebrating Glenn’s 50th
anniversary of his historic orbital flight.   

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NUMBER-ONE SINGLE ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The hit record “This Diamond Ring” is attributed to Gary Lewis & the Playboys,
though it is widely believed none of the Playboys played their instruments on   
the recording and Lewis’ vocals were heavily supported by overdubs made 
by The Ron Kicklin Singers. a group of Los Angeles studio singers who
were backed by session musicians. Leon Russell was one of those
musicians who played keyboards and assisted with production.
   
 

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Diamond-Ring

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