Archive for April 5th, 2012

AMPLIFIER FOUNDER IS DEAD AT 88

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Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall guitar amplifiers in 1962, died today at the
age of 88. He had recently suffered several strokes and developed cancer at 
the end of last year. Early users of his amplifiers include Jimi Hendrix, Pete
Townshend, and Jimmy Page.

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Jimi Hendrix in the recording studio with his Marshall amp

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A NEW MOTORING ERA ~ BUICK FOR 1948

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MUSIC FROM A GREAT NORTHWEST BAND

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The Ventures with guest drummer Max Weinberg

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Max Weinberg will be 61 on the 13th of April

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RENOWNED AVIATOR DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1976

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Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.
(December 24, 1905– April 5, 1976)

Howard Hughes was one of the wealthiest people in the world as well
as one of the most influential and well respected aviators in history,
setting multiple world air-speed records. He received a special
Congressional Gold Medal in 1939 for recognition of his  many
achievements in advancing the science of aviation. 

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The H-4 “Hercules” flying boat (better known historically as the "Spruce Goose")

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AN OLD SOLDIER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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    General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964)


Douglas MacArthur was a general and field marshal of the Philippine army and
was also Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during the 1930s. He played a prominent
role in the Pacific Theater during World War ll. MacArthur was one of only five 
men ever to be promoted to the rank of General of the Army. He received the
Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign.

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                                             Medal of Honor

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