Archive for February 14th, 2016

COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1894


Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky in Chicago, Illinois)
(February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974)

While in high school, Jack Benny played violin in local dance bands and
orchestras. After working in vaudeville, he briefly left show business to
join the U.S. Navy during World War I.

                 

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THE STATE OF OREGON IS 157 TODAY!

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Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. Founded as a refuge
from disputes over slavery, Oregon had a "whites only" clause in its original state Constitution.

                        

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IT’S ‘’SPOONTIME’’

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,
is an annual holiday celebrated on this day. It originated as a Western Christian
liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus. Today
it is also recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many
regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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