Archive for March 22nd, 2012

‘’CHICO’’ MARX BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1887

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The Marx Brothers- Chico, Groucho, Harpo, and Zeppo from the 1930
film Animal Crackers
  

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     Leonard
"Chico" Marx (March 22, 1887 – October 11, 1961)

As the first-born of the Marx Brothers, Chico played an important role in the
management and development of the comedy act in its early years. For a
time in the 1930s and 1940s, Chico led a band called the Chico Marx 
Orchestra. Singer Mel Tormé began his professional career with the band 

 

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Excerpt from the movie Animal Crackers (1930)

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FAMOUS MIME BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

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       Marcel Marceau (22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007)

Soon after the end of the World War ll, the internationally acclaimed
French actor created his famous character Bip the clown and went
on to revive the art of mime and become one of the most recognized
artists across the world.


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FIRST PRINTED BOOK AROUND THIS DATE IN 1455

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Copy of the Gutenberg Bible on display in the New York Public Library. It
was purchased in 1847 and is the first copy of the book brought to the U.S.

The Gutenberg Bible (also known as the 42-line Bible, the Mazarin Bible or the B42)
was the first major book printed with movable type and the first major book produced
on a printing press anywhere in the world.

The most reliable source of information concerning the Bible’s date comes from a
letter, in March 1455, future Pope Pius ll wrote about having seen the promotional
edition of the Bible on display in Frankfurt.

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A copy of the Gutenberg Bible owned by the U.S. Library of Congress

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A statue of Gutenberg superimposed on the bible he created

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POPULAR TV PERSONALITY TO RETIRE!

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Local award-winning journalist Mike Danahue has made known his
intensions to retire the 31st of May. He spent nearly 42 years at
CBS television affiliate KOIN-6 in Portland as a reporter and
news anchor.

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We wish you the best Mike! May God bless you with many
enjoyable retirement years!

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DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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The Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, featured 8 original songs, including the groups first single "Love Me Do" and 6 songs written by other artists including “Twist 
and Shout".

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