Archive for May 30th, 2017

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.

Aerial view of flooded area

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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.

 

 

Clint Walker                                                                                                                                                                                 Más

 

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