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RADIO SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

Archie Andrews began on the NBC Blue Network and switched to Mutual in 1944,
and then continued on NBC radio from 1945 until September 5, 1953. The show’s original announcer was Kenneth Banghart. Archie was first played by Charles Mullen (1943-1944).

    From left: Harlan Stone as Jughead, Bob Hastings as Archie, and
Gloria Mann as Veronica.

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PETER YARROW IS 77 TODAY

Singer Peter Yarrow found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter,
Paul and Mary
who sang "Puff, the Magic Dragon." In 1982, Yarrow
was the recipient of the Allard K. Lowenstein Award. He established
the anti-bullying group Operation Respect.

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NEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAST

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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is 85 today.

Before becoming a cultural icon, Eastwood worked as a lifeguard, a caddy, and
a grocery clerk while growing up. He served as the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel
by-the-Sea, California
from 1986 to 1988.

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MEMORIAL DEDICATED ON THIS DAY IN 1922


From left: Howard Taft, President Warren G. Harding, and Robert Lincoln

The Lincoln Memorial is a national monument built to honor the 16th President of 
the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National
Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument.

William H. Taft – who was then Chief Justice of the United States – dedicated the
Memorial and presented it to President Warren G. Harding, who  accepted it on
behalf of the American people. Lincoln’s only surviving son, 78-year-old Robert
Todd Lincoln, was in attendance.

 
Today, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.

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CITY DESTROYED ON THIS DAY IN 1948


The public housing project Vanport was destroyed at 4:05 P.M. on Sunday
May 30,1948, when a 200-foot section of a dike holding back the Columbia
River collapsed during a flood, killing 15 people. Oregon’s second largest
city vanished in a day. The area is currently the site of Delta Park and the Portland International Raceway north of the city of Portland.

Vanport in 1943, five years before the flood
The city of Vanport in 1943

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