Archive for May 6th, 2012

PORTLAND POSTCARD FROM 1905

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BELOVED CHARACTER ACTOR DEAD AT 83

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                   George Lindsey
(December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83.

A press release from Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay died early Sunday morning after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements were still being made.

Lindsey was the beanie-wearing Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" from 1964 to
1968 and its successor, "Mayberry RFD," from 1968 to 1971. He played the same
jovial character — a service station attendant — on "Hee Haw" from 1971 until it
went out of production in 1993.

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AIRSHIP DISASTER 75 YEARS AGO TODAY!

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May 7, 1937

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The Hindenburg at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey in 1936, a
year prior to the crash



Radio announcer Herbert Morrison
‘s recorded eyewitness report
from the landing field,which was broadcast the next day. Of the 97
people on board (36 passengers, 61 crew), there were 36 total 
fatalities, including one death among the ground crew.

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Herbert Morrison

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ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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          George Orson Welles
(May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Welles was an actor, director, writer and producer who worked extensively in
theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his debut of the
Mercury
Theatre
; The War of the Worlds (1938), the most famous broadcast in the
history of radio; and Citizen Kane (1941), which many critics and scholars
name as the best film of all time.

CITIZEN KANE DVD

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BILL SIGNED INTO LAW ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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William Rogers and Lawrence Walsh witness signing the Civil Rights Bill 
by
President Eisenhower

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law a stronger, more protective Civil
Rights Act dealing with discriminatory laws and practices in the segregated South,
by which blacks had been deprived of the right to register and vote. It served to
eliminate certain loopholes created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

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voting booth

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