Archive for October 28th, 2012

RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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"Hitsville U.S.A." was the nickname given to Motown‘s first headquarters. A former photographers’ studio located at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in
Detroit, Michigan.

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"My World Is Empty Without You" was one of the few songs written by the
team of
Holland–Dozier–Holland, that didn’t go to number one for The Supremes. It peaked at number five on the Billboard chart for two weeks
in February 1966.

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PORTLAND POSTCARD FROM 1935

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Elvis Presley making his second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show

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STATUE DEDICATED ON THIS DAY IN 1886

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Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty

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                                             Dedication plaque.

A dedication ceremony for the Statue of Liberty was held on the afternoon of
Thursday, October 28, 1886. President Grover Cleveland, the former New York governor, presided over the event ,accepting the statue on behalf of the United
States. On the morning of the dedication, a parade was held in New York City;
estimates of the number of people who watched it ranged from several hundred thousand to a million. President Cleveland headed the procession. As the parade passed the New York Stock Exchange, traders threw ticker tape from the windows, beginning the New York tradition of… the ticker-tape parade.

 

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President Grover Cleveland

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MICROSOFT’S BILL GATES IS 57 TODAY

Portrait of Bill Gates, chairman, CEO and cofounder of Microsoft Corporation, sitting on an office desk and holding up three Microsoft Windows floppy disks, 1985. (Photo by Deborah Feingold/Getty Images)

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William Henry "Bill" Gates III is the former chief executive and current 
chairman of
Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen on April 4, 1975.

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