Archive for May 25th, 2012

THE FOUNDER OF PORTLAND’S ROSE FESTIVAL

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Portland Mayor Harry Lane

Harry Lane was Portland’s first Oregon born mayor and the main force
behind the Rose Festival. As a result of decorating for the 1905 Lewis
and Clark Centennial Exposition, which included a wide variety of
flowering shrubs and roses, Lane elected to begin a festival of
roses in 1907. The center piece of the first rose festival was a
parade featuring horse drawn floats, aquatic events in the harbor
and a night of fireworks displays.

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1909

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A SOURCE OF FAMILY NEWS FOR 130 YEARS!

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Grit magazine was formerly a weekly newspaper, popular in rural America
during much of the 20th century. In the early 1930s, it targeted small town,
rural families with 14 pages plus a fiction supplement. By 1932, it had a
circulation of 425,000 in 48 states, and 83% of its circulation was in towns
of less than 10,000 population. It was founded in 1882 as the Saturday
edition
of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Daily Sun and Banner  

Beginning with the September 2006 issue, Grit converted to an all-glossy,
bound magazine format with a bi-monthly schedule. 

  

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REMEMBER THEM WITH WHITMAN’S ~ 1940s

Whitmans-Memorial Day Chocolates-1940s

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HISTORIC JFK SPEECH ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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July 21, 1969

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Astronaut footprint on the Moon’s surface

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A NEW “TONIGHT SHOW” ON THIS DAY IN 1992

Jay Leno on the “Today” show talks about becoming the new host
of NBC’s late night show. “Tonight Show”.

 

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Billy Crystal was Jay’s first guest on the Tonight Show, May 25, 1992


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Shanice Wilson was Jay Leno’s first musical guest on the Tonight Show

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Jay Turned 62 in April

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