Archive for June 21st, 2012

THE FIGHTING ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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U.S. Marines battling for control of a ridge near Naha, Okinawa, May 1945

The Battle of Okinawa was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the
largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long
battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. The invasion was supported
by naval, amphibious, and tactical air forces.

The battle resulted in the highest number of casualties in the Pacific Theater
during World War II. Japan lost over 100,000 soldiers, who were either killed,
captured or committed suicide, and the Allies suffered more than 65,000
casualties of all kinds. Simultaneously, tens of thousands of local civilians
were killed, wounded, or committed suicide.

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A Marine Captain Plants the Stars and Strips after the taking
of Shuri Castle

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GREAT SITE FOR PORTLAND HISTORY!

Portland Then & Now

New photos will be posted weekly throughout the summer.

http://portlandthenandnow.tumblr.com/


Downtown Portland, circa 1912 at SW 5th and Morrison Street. On
the far left of the photo is the Pioneer Courthouse.




The same location as it looks today.


 


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MARIETTE HARTLEY TURNED 72 TODAY

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Mariette Hartley portraying Zarabeth in the third season Star Trek
episode “All Our Yesterdays” (Mar. 1969)

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Mariiette Hartley began her career in her teens as a stage actress. Her
film  career began with the western Ride the High Country (1962),

Ride the High country

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FIRST COMPLETELY NEW CAR IN 50 YEARS!

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tucker 1937
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