Archive for October 24th, 2013

PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1911

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The Pacific Hardware and Steel Company Warehouse, located at 2181 NW Nicolai
in the Northwest Industrial District of Portland, was built in 1910 as a warehouse for
steel produced at the rolling mill which was located next door.

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SUPER-COSTUMES YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED!

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DC Comics

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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ROCK STAR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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Disc Jockey Richardson at KTRM (now KZZB) in Beaumont, Texas

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    Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959)

    
   

The DJ turned rock star, who is best remembered for hit recording of “Chantilly Lace”,
died in a tragic plane crash along with legends Buddy Holly and young Ritchie Valens.

Richardson began his musical career as a songwriter. George Jones later recorded 
his "White Lightning", which became Jones’ first #1 country hit in 1959. He also 
wrote "Running Bear" for his friend Johnny Preston and is credited for making the
first music video in 1958.

 

 

 

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CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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Former Secretary-General Trygve Lie and Chief Architect W. Harrison
seal the cornerstone for the new UN headquarters in New York City

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Construction of The United Nations Headquarters was completed on
October 9, 1952

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