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The destruction along Main Street in Johnstown, Pa., following the collapse of the South Fork Dam killing 2,209 people on this day in
1889.

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 Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) 

American poet Walt Whitman is best known for his collections Leaves of Grass
and Drum-Taps. His 1865 poem "O Captain! My Captain!" was written on the
occasion of the death of Abraham Lincoln. He dropped out of school at the
age of eleven and, to support his family, worked as a law office assistant and
a newspaper apprentice.

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It was on this day in 2003.

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Serial bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph (C) is escorted from
the Cherokee County Jail for a hearing in federal court.

                             

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Clinton Eastwood Jr. is 87 years old today. He was born in San
Francisco, California
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Clint Eastwood from The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966).

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Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry (1971).

Clint Eastwood worked as a lifeguard, a caddy, and a grocery clerk while growing
up. He became a household name after playing Rowdy Yates on the long-running
CBS-TV Western series Rawhide (1959 – 1965).

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IT WAS OREGON’S SECOND LARGEST CITY

Vanport in 1943, five years before the flood
The newly developed 648-acre complex called Vanport before the
flood. It was the largest public housing project in the United States.

It was on this day, Memorial Day in 1948, the Columbia River forced it’s way
through an embankment that had served as a dike and rushed into a local
shipbuilding housing project called Vanport. The flood killed 15 people and 
left 18,000 homeless when the community vanished in just one day. 

The area today is called Delta Park, along the Columbia River in Portland,
Oregon’s northern edge, a location of public parks, nature preserves and
sports complexes.

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Vanport, Oregon                                                     (Oregon Historical Society)

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The ‘Last Column’ is removed from Ground Zero.

On this day in 2002 In New York, a ceremony was held to officially mark the
end of the clean up from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 
11, 2001.

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On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.

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Bronze statue of Joan of Arc on Rue de Rivoli in Paris.

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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman
(May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986)

Benny Goodman was a jazz and swing musician, clarinetist
and
bandleader, known as the "King of Swing". He led the
first American jazz band to play in the Soviet Union on this
day in 1962.

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CLINT WALKER IS 90 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Norman Eugene "Clint" Walker was born in Hartford, Illinois.

Actor Clint Walker became known for starring in the Western ABC-TV series 
Cheyenne (1955-1963), as well as for his role in the 1971 ABC-TV movie
Yuma. He made over 40 appearances in his television and film career,
which earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

 

 

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