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PHIL SILVERS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911

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                  Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985)

Silvers played the role of a military con man Sergeant Bilko on CBS-TV’s
sitcom The Phil Silvers Show (1955-1959). He began his entertainment
career at age eleven, singing in local theaters whenever projectors would
break. Phil Silvers has been called ‘The King of Chutzpah’.

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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On May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second
Sunday in May as Mother’s Day and requesting a proclamation. The next
day, President
Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring the first 
national Mother’s Day.

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In 1934, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved this special stamp 
commemorating Mother’s Day.

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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OUR CLASSIC TV MOM FOR TODAY ~

Michael-Learned
Learned turned 75 on April 9

Michael Learned is known for her role as the mom, Olivia Walton
on the CBS television family series The Waltons (1972-1981).


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