Archive for March 11th, 2021

FASHION DOLL KEN IS HAVING A BIRTHDAY

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Ken is a doll and fictional character introduced by Mattel in 1961 as
the counterpart of
Barbie, who was introduced two years earlier.

Similar to his female counterpart, Ken has a fashionable line of
clothing and accessories. In the Barbie mythos, Ken met Barbie
on the set of a TV commercial. He is Barbie’s boyfriend, as it is
written on every box produced since 1961. Since his debut, Ken
has held at over 40 occupations. He was invented by Elliot
Handler
(below).

 

March 13 – Ken Day | Vintage barbie dolls, Barbie friends, Vintage barbie

Elliot Handler dies at 95; co-founder of Mattel, inventor of Hot Wheels | Vintage barbie dolls, Barbie dolls, Original barbie doll
Ruth and Elliot Handler, creators of Ben and Barbie.

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LOCAL EVANGELIST HAS GONE HOME AT 86

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Luis Palau Jr. (November 27, 1934 – March 11, 2021)

Palau was an international Christian evangelist living in the Portland
area
in Oregon, He was born in Argentina and moved to Portland in
his mid-twenties to enroll in a graduate program in Biblical studies.

Palau had a long and close relationship with evangelist
Billy Graham,
and has been characterized by many as Graham’s successor. “One
of the world’s leading
evangelical Christian figures,” he is known for
his strong appeal to young people, and for his efforts to reach out to
secular leaders to address issues like homelessness.


In January 2018, Luis Palau shared on Facebook that he had stage
four lung cancer.


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