Archive for February 5th, 2014

LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                    Ross-ap-3
                     Ross Simpson

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Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer", or
"Hammerin’ Hank", is 80 years old today.

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FIRST NEWSPAPER ON THE PACIFIC COAST

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Volume 1 Number 1 of the Oregon City Oregon Spectator ran off the press
on February 5, 1846

The history of newspaper publication in the American West began with "The
Oregon Spectator", It marked the birth of journalism not only in Oregon, but on
the entire West Coast. Seven months later, California’s first paper was published,
while the State of Washington didn’t see their first newspaper until 1852.

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Main Street Oregon City, 1920

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NUMBER-ONE SINGLE ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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"My Love" was recorded at United Western Recorders in Hollywood,
California and was backed by the Wrecking Crew, one of the most
successful groups of studio musicians in music history.

          petulaclark recording
           Petula in the studio

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Glen Campbell (upper right) was an early member of the group

          Petula now
                Petula Sally Olwen Clark turned 81 on November 15.

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