Archive for January 6th, 2013

POET BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1878

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         Carl Sandburg
(January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967)


Carl Sandburg
was a writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He
received three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and another for his
biography of Abraham Lincoln. Before fame, Sandburg flunked out
of the West Point military academy after poor grades on math and
grammar exams.

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Carl Sandburg with Marilyn Monroe in 1961

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LENTS IN 1910

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The Lents neighborhood of Portland was originally the town of Lent, platted
in 1892. It was bounded by SE Foster Rd. and Duke Street between SE 92nd
and 97th Avenues.

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FIRST HOLLYWOOD WESTERN MEGASTAR!

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   Thomas Edwin "Tom" Mix (January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940)

Mix appeared in 291 films between 1909 and 1935, all but nine of which were
silent movies. He is credited as having helped define the genre for all cowboy
actors who followed.

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1935


TomMixMemorial

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The Tom Mix Memorial On Highway 79 Outside of Florence,
Arizona

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Tonya Harding turned 42 in November.

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Nancy Kerrigan became 43 in October.

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ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREAT FADS!

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Phone booth stuffing was a fad that began during the 1950s in Durban, South
Africa
and soon spread to Britain, Canada and the United States by the spring 
of 1959. It involved seeing how many people could stuff a phone booth until it
would accommodate no more. At some colleges as many as 25 students had
managed to cram some of their body into a standard phone booth. Earlier
fads included goldfish swallowing and flagpole sitting.

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A phone booth in California, 1959

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