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FAMOUS FACE OFF ON THIS DAY IN 1881


It was the Earp brothers against the Clanton-McLaury gang
in a legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone,
Arizona. It was a 30-second gunfight that is generally
regarded as the most famous shootout in the history
of the American Wild West.

 

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Tombstone in 1881

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ALL OF PORTLAND WATCHED CHANNEL 12

Local owners signed on KLOR-TV, Channel 12, from Portland, Ore., in 1955 as an ABC affiliate with a secondary DuMont affiliation. The following year, KGW-TV, Channel 8, signed on the air and took the ABC affiliation from KLOR-TV. The DuMont...


Local owners signed on KLOR-TV, Channel 12, from Portland, Ore.,
in 1955 as an ABC affiliate with a secondary DuMont affiliation. On
the following year, KGW-TV, Channel 8, signed on the air and took
the ABC affiliation from KLOR-TV. The DuMont Television Network
went out of business, leaving KLOR without a network affiliation. 

George Haggerty purchased KLOR-TV in 1957, along with rival
KPTV.  KPTV launched in 1952 as the state’s first TV station.  It
was an NBC affiliate and the nation’s first commercial UHF TV
station, broadcasting on Channel 27.
  (FADED SIGNALS)

 

KLOR TV

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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FORMER ROCK GROUP LEADER–DEAD AT 81

Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81

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Spencer Davis (Spencer David Nelson Davies
(July 17, 1939 – October 19, 2020)
 

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist
and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had
1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and
“I’m a Man,” has died.

Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died
in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia,
not giving a location, but British media reported
that Davis lived in California.

Born in Swansea, Wales, Davis began working 
as a musician while he was a student at the 
University of Birmingham.

Spencer Davis, RIP

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