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PORTLAND POSTCARD

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FAMOUS SPEECH ON THIS DAY IN 1775

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Patrick Henry was an orator and politician who led the movement for
independence in Virginia in the 1770s. The Founding Father is best
remembered for his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” speech.

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1961 issue

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FIRST TWO-MAN FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Gemini 3 Crew from left: John Young and Virgil "Gus" Grissom

Gemini 3 was the first two-man NASA mission and the second manned mission of the
Gemini program. It was also the final manned flight controlled by NASA from Cape
Canaveral, Florida before operations were shifted to the Manned Spacecraft
Center in Houston, Texas. The spacecraft, nicknamed Molly Brown, was
launched with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard.The
mission’s primary goal was to test the new, maneuverable Gemini spacecraft.

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The Gemini 3 capsule is pictured atop the Titan ll rocket
prior to launch.

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Astronauts Young (left) and  Grissom inside their Gemini 3
spacecraft awaiting blastoff.

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"HELLO DERE" ~ MARTY ALLEN IS 90 TODAY!

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Marty Allen (born Morton David Alpern) is a stand-up comedian and actor
whose career spans over 60 years. He is still actively working today and
will be playing Vegas this weekend.

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HIT NUMBER-TWO ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The Four Preps, a teenage quartet from Hollywood, Cal. had their 
first big hit when “26 Miles” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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