Archive for May 18th, 2012

PERNELL ROBERTS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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Pernell Roberts as Ben Cartwright in Bonanza

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    Pernell Elven Roberts, Jr.
(May 18, 1928 – January 24, 2010)

Pernell Roberts was a stage, movie and television actor, as well as a
singer. In addition to guest starring in over 60 television series, he was
widely known for his roles as Ben Cartwright’s eldest son, Adam Cartwright,
on the western series Bonanza, a role he played from 1959 to 1965 and as
chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D.
(1979–1986).

 

 

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HE REFUSED TO LEAVE HIS MOUNTAIN!

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      Harry Randall Truman
(October 30, 1896 – (presumably) May 18, 1980)


Harry was the owner of the Mount St. Helens Lodge at Spirit Lake north of Mount St. Helens in Washington and on Sunday, May
18, 1980, at the age
of 83, that’s where he died when the mountain erupted.


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FILM MAKER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1897

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    Frank Russell Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991)

Frank Capra was one of the most powerful directors during the 1930s,
winning three Oscars as Best Director. Among his leading films was It
Happened One Night
(1934), which became the first film to win all five
top Oscars, including Best Picture. Other leading films included Mr.
Deeds Goes to Town
(1936), Lost Horizon (1937), Mr.Smith Goes
to Washington
(1939), and
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).

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NORTHWEST DISASTER ON THIS DAY IN 1980

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THE DUCT TAPE STORY

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In 1942 Revolite, formerly a division of Johnson & Johnson, originally developed
an adhesive tape made from a
rubber-based adhesive applied to a durable
woven cotton fabric backing. This tape resisted water and was used as
sealing tape on
ammunition cases during World War II. It was also used
to repair
military equipment quickly, including jeeps, firearms, and aircraft.

The origin of the name of the tape is the subject of some disagreement. The
Oxford English Dictionary says that perhaps "duct tape" was originally "duck
tape".  

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You can fix anything with a roll of duct tape!

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