Archive for May 17th, 2014

IT WAS 75 YEARS AGO!

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Batman
made his debut in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). He
was created by artist
Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Originally
referred to as "the Bat-Man."

Batman became a popular character soon after his introduction
and gained his own comic book title, Batman, in 1940.

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A CONDITION UPDATE ON GLEN CAMPBELL

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Glen Campbell and wife Kim

Singer Glen Campbell‘s battle with Alzheimer’s has progressed to the point where
he is unlikely to ever perform in public again. According to his wife Kim Woolen, “he
can’t even tune a guitar now”. She told reporters at the Open Hearts Foundation’s
4th Annual Gala in Malibu on Saturday, “If I tune one and hand it to him he can still
”play a couple licks here and there, and he finds joy in that.” Glen is now living in a
full-time care facility near the family’s home in Nashville.

 

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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Armed Forces Day
is celebrated in the United States on the third Saturday
in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the
second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May.

First observed on 20 May 1950, the day was created on 31 August 1949,
to honor Americans serving in the military. It followed the consolidation
of the military services in the
U.S. Department of Defense. It was
originally intended to replace the separate Army-, Navy-, Air Force-,
Marine Corps- and Coast Guard Days, but the separate days are still
observed, especially within the respective services.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, 
receptions and air shows.

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Ross Simpson

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