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NEW YEAR WISH FROM PDX RETRO ~

Sun setting behind clouds. New Years poem Happy, Happy New Year.

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FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 82 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal of the
ingenious serial killer Hannibal Lecter in
The Silence of the Lambs 
(1991),
a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He
has also played roles in
The Mask of Zorro (1998) and Nixon (1995).  

Hopkins turned to TV in 2016 upon landing a starring role on HBO’s
series Westworld.  He was encouraged by actor
Richard Burton to
pursue acting at age 15.

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SIT- DOWN STRIKE BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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In one of the first sit-down strikes in the United States, autoworkers occupied
the General Motors Fisher Body Plant Number One in Flint,
Michigan. The autoworkers were striking to win recognition of the United Auto Workers
(UAW) as the only bargaining agent for GM’s workers; they also wanted to
make the company stop sending work to non-union plants and to establish
a fair minimum wage scale, a grievance system and a set of procedures that
would help protect assembly-line workers from injury. In all, the strike lasted
44 days.

Sitdown strikers in Fisher Body


General Motors’ workers celebrate the end of the historic Flint Sit-
Down Strike in 1937. As a result, 100,000 workers gained the right
to union representation.

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AN IDEA FOR BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR

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7up, circa 1950s

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