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CLASSIC KFC AD FROM THE PDX RETRO FILES

r/thebeachboys - You know KFC has a sweet tea flavored MTN dew?

The Beach Boys 50* - Live In Concert (2012, Blu-ray) | Discogs

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FORMER NBA STAR IS DEAD AT 53

Amazon.com: 1991-92 Fleer #172 Cliff Robinson Blazers NBA Basketball: Collectibles & Fine Art

Cliff Robinson Dead: NBA All-Star and 'Survivor' Contestant Was 53 - Variety
Clifford Ralph Robinson (December 16, 1966 – August 29, 2020)

 

 

Clifford Robinson, a former NBA All-Star and the 1993 Sixth Man of the
Year Award winner, has died.

The cause of Robinson’s death wasn’t immediately known. He had
suffered a stroke in March 2017 and had a tumor removed from his
jaw in March 2018.

Robinson played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association
(NBA). Selected in the second round of the
1989 NBA draft, he played
the first eight seasons of his career with the
Portland Trail Blazers,
followed by stints with the
Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden
State Warriors
, and New Jersey Nets.

 

Cliff Robinson may be gone, but he left the world a lot of fond memories

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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GARIFUNA IN NEW YORK RALLY FOR HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS IN THE SOUTH

The Times-Picayune's Hurricane Katrina coverage among top ten works of journalism the past decade | Historical newspaper, Historical news, Vintage newspaper

The Storm | Watch S2005 E3 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

Photos: Looking back on the destruction of Hurricane Katrina | National | napavalleyregister.com

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ANTI-WAR PROTESTS ON THIS DAY IN 1968

1968 Democratic Convention - HISTORY

 

On August 28, 1968, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago,
thousands of Vietnam War protesters battle police in the streets, while
the Democratic Party falls apart over an internal disagreement concerning
its stance on Vietnam. Over the course of 24 hours, the predominant
American line of thought on the Cold War with the Soviet Union was
shattered.

How the 1968 Democratic National Convention Protests Helped Define a Decade | Teen Vogue

1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago - Students | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

50 Years Ago: As World Watched, Chicago Police Attacked Protesters at '68 Democratic Convention - YouTube

  • 1968 Democratic Convention | History | Smithsonian Magazine

Color image of anti-war delegates oppose Humphrey’s nomination at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Anti-war delegates who oppose Humphrey’s nomination at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

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FIRST EDITION OF RECORDS BOOK IN 1955

How Guinness Beer Became The Authority On World Records - YouTube
Sir Hugh Eyre Campbell Beaver (May 4, 1890 – January 16, 1967)

 


On August 27, 1955, the first edition of “The Guinness Book of Records”
was published in Great Britain; it quickly proves to be a hit. Now known
as the “Guinness World Records” book, the annual publication features
a wide range of feats related to humans and animals.

The inspiration for the record book can be traced to November 1951,
when Sir Hugh (above) managing director of the Guinness Brewery
(founded in Dublin in 1759), was on a hunting trip in Ireland. After
failing to shoot a golden plover, Beaver and the members of his
hunting party debated whether the creature was Europe’s fastest
game bird but were unable to locate a book with the answer. He
decided to have one produced. The book was intended to be
given away  for free in pubs to promote the Guinness brand of
beer, however, it turned out to be so popular the company started
selling it that and it became a best-seller.

 

Guinness World Records - Wikipedia

 

Italy breaks record for world's longest pizza

The longest pizza in the world at the Expo Milano 2015
in Italy. The pizza contained 3,000 pounds of sauce
and 5,000 pounds of cheese, according to the
Guinness Book of World Records.

 

Most toothpicks in the beard - Meet The Record Breakers - YouTube

Guinness World Records at WAFI - BXD

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