Archive for August 5th, 2012

THE REGAL GAS STATION ~ S.E. 122nd & STARK

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WE LOST MARILYN ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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Marilyn Monroe at the birthday party for President Kennedy in 1962

         Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) 

                             (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

The death of Marilyn Monroe was ruled to be "acute barbiturate poisoning"
by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and listed as "probable suicide".

Many believe to this day that she was murdered. The death of Monroe has
since become one of the most debated conspiracy theories of all time.

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May 14, 1956

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THE 1960 FORD ‘’T–BIRD’’

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From its introduction in 1955 to its most recent departure in 2005, Ford has produced over 4.4 million Thunderbirds.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT IS 81 TODAY

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Neil Armstrong as a child in a band uniform, circa 1940

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Neil Alden Armstrong is a former NASA astronaut, Naval Aviator, aerospace
engineer
, university professor, and the first person to set foot upon the Moon.

 


Apollo 11 mission, July 21, 1969. Armstrong descends
the ladder for the first walk on the Moon.

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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Bill Hinds and Jeff Millar


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Tank McNamara is a daily syndicated comic strip written by Jeff Millar and illustrated
by Bill Hinds. The title character is a local sports television reporter who used to be
a
defensive lineman in the National Football League. The strip focuses primarily
on contemporary athletics and related subjects like politics and and social issues.

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