Archive for January 30th, 2013

A VIEW OF PORTLAND IN 1949

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SW Pine from Broadway

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BIBLE SIGNED BY PIRATES FOUND!

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(Fox News) – A California book repairer reportedly knew something was unusual
when she opened up an old Bible found last week amid thousands of materials
donated to the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library.

The Bible was signed by 30 players and manager Fred Haney from the 1953
Pittsburgh Pirates and was given to general manager Rickey, who was best
known for breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing Jackie
Robinson six years earlier when he ran the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The restored Bible could fetch as much as $800 according to collectors of
baseball memorabilia.

 

 

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

Elvis Sings

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Presley’s version of the Carl Perkins tune was released
September 8, 1956

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY!

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Brace Beemer (center) and the cast during the first Lone Ranger program
from the studios of WXYZ radio in Detroit, Michigan.

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GENE HACKMAN TURNED 83 TODAY

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Danville High School photo

GENE HACKMAN

Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman first came to fame in 1967 with his
performance in Bonnie and Clyde. Other major films include The
French Connection
(1971), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), and
Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven which won the Academy Award for
Best Picture in 1991. Hackman won an Oscar for Best Actor in a
Supporting Role in the film. Before his acting career, he was
a radio operator in the U.S. Marine Corps. 


Hackman in The French Connection

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Gene Hackman as seen in Unforgiven

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