Archive for January 21st, 2013

BIBLE USED FOR ANOTHER INAUGURATION!

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Lincoln’s inauguration Bible

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With his hand on the Bible from Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, held by his wife, Michelle, Barack Obama takes the oath of office for his first term as President in 2009.

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President Obama took his second term oath of office with his hand on two Bibles:one once owned by Abraham Lincoln and a bible that had been used 
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The Lincoln Bible is the bible originally used by President Abraham Lincoln at his
1861 presidential inauguration. The Lincoln family donated the bible to the Library
of
Congress
, which includes it in their collection. Barack Obama chose to use the
Lincoln Bible at his 2009 presidential inauguration and his second term inauguration
which took place today.

The Bible is an Oxford University Press edition of the King James Bible, published in 1853, it has 1280 pages, and measures approximately 6 inches long by 4 inches wide, and 1.75 inches thick, and is bound in burgundy red velvet with gilt edges.The back flyleaf of the bible bears the seal of the Supreme Court of the United States along
with a record of the 1861 inauguration.

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The back flyleaf of the Lincoln Inauguration Bible

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Abraham Lincoln takes the oath of office as the 16th president of the United

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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The Fat Man character, Brad Runyan, was played by Jack Scott Smart


The Fat Man
, was a popular detective drama radio show based on characters
by Dashiell Hammett. The series starred J. Scott Smart an accomplished actor
of stage, screen, and radio as well as a musician and music historian.The show premiered on the ABC Radio Network on Monday, January 21, 1946 and ran
until 1951. It was produced by E.J. ("Mannie") Rosenberg, directed by Clark
Andrews, and Charles Powers. Rosenberg was also the creator of Big Town. 

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TRI-MET’S FIRST COLOR SCHEME

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Portland’s Tri-Met
, replaced Rose City Transit on December 1, 1969, taking
over all operations and facilities.

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Tri-Met’s first Transit Center At Clackamas Town Center, 1985

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A Tri-Met bus today

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY!

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RADIO ICON BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1938

WOLFEMAN YNG

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              Wolfman Jack (
Robert Weston Smith)

                   (January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995)

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The Wolfeman appeared as himself in American Graffiti in 1973. His part
was filmed
in the studios of KRE-AM in Berkeley, Cal.

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