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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN Assembly in 1960.

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IT BEGAN AS THE ‘’FESTIVAL OF ROSES”


Rose Festival Parade at NW corner of 10th & Madison in Portland, Oregon (1908).

In 1905, when Portland Mayor Harry Lane addressed a crowd at
the
Lewis and Clark Exposition, one memorable phrase emerged
from his otherwise-forgotten speech. Lane, who served as mayor
from 1905 to 1909, told the audience that Portland needed an
annual "festival of roses."

Two years later, Portland hosted its first Rose Festival, and in
1908 local businessmen, including
C.E.S. Wood, organized the
Portland Rose Festival as a nonprofit civic organization (now
called the Portland Rose Festival Foundation) to plan and fund
the annual event.
(From The Oregon Historical Society)


Harry Lane (1855 – 1917)


Portland Rose Festival float entry in 1910.


The Rosarians made their first appearance at the 1912 Rose Festival, wearing their signature white wool suits and straw
hats.

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AN AIR DISASTER ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Capt. McBroom was the Pilot of United
Airlines Flight 173. He said he tried to
aim the plane at a dark spot.

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A United Airlines Douglas DC-8 similar to the one involved in the
crash.

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The crash site as it looks today.

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LOCAL CLAYMATION CREATOR DIES AT 70

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Will Vinton (November 17, 1947 – October 4, 2018)

(Portland, Oregon) – Will Vinton, the creator of the beloved Claymation
characters of the 1980s, like the California Raisins and the Domino’s
Pizza Noid, has died. His family announced his death in a Facebook
post Thursday afternoon. They said he battled multiple myeloma, a
cancer in white blood cells, for 12 years. Vinton won an
Oscar for his
work and several
Emmy Awards and Clio Awards for his studio’s work.

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The California Raisins

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IT’S PARADE DAY IN THE ROSE CITY!


Rose Festival Parade, NW corner of 10th & Madison, 1908.


Cadets marching in Portland’s Rose Festival parade, 1911.

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Portland, Oregon Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in 1954.

(Oregon Historical Society)

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