Archive for August 27th, 2017

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS THIS WEEKEND ~

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The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550
varieties. The roses bloom from April through October.

In 1917 a group of Portland nurserymen came up with the idea for a rose
test garden. Portland had a group of volunteers and 20 miles of rose
bordered streets left from the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition, and was
already dubbed "The City of Roses".  Between
Portland Parks & Recreation
and the American Rose Society, the garden idea soon became a reality.
 
 

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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It erupted on this day in 1883.

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The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by Colonel Edwin
L. Drake (right) near Titusville,
PA. on this day in 1859. 

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On this day in 1979

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Brian Samuel Epstein (September 19, 1934 – August 27, 1967)
 
 

Epstein died of an overdose of Carbitral, a form of barbiturate or sleeping pill,
while in his locked bedroom. It was later revealed alcohol was also found in
his system. His was discovered unresponsive by police who had been called
by his housekeeper.     
     
     
    

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Manager Brian Epstein (center) with the Beatles.

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