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FAMOUS RESCUE WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1987

Jessica McClure Rescue (CBS) 10-16-87 - YouTube

18-month-old Jessica McClure rescued from well on Oct 16 1987

On October 16, 1987, in an event that had viewers
around the world glued to their televisions, 18-
month-old Jessica McClure is rescued after being
trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well
she had fallen into in Midland,
Texas.

Today, Jessica (34) lives a quiet life in Midland,
Texas, where people still sometimes call her
“Baby Jessica.” Her husband, Danny and their
two children, Simon, and Sheyenne (below). She
had to undergo 15 surgeries after her rescue.

 

Baby Jessica opens up about her famous 1987 well rescue, her lost £1million trust and her hands-off style of parenting

RetroNewsNow on Twitter: "'Jessica McClure is up. She's alive. What a fighter' — Dan Rather (October 16, 1987) https://t.co/xD4b9LGNPS"

  25th Anniversary of the Rescue of Baby Jessica Picture | Baby Jessica 25th Anniversary of Rescue - ABC News
Today, the well is still there, in the backyard of another Midland
family. But it is safe now, capped and sealed in loving memory
of Jessica.

 

 

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CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1792

United States Capitol cornerstone laying - Wikipedia


After eight years of construction on the White House, President
John Adams and his wife,  Abigail, moved into the unfinished
home in 1800.


 

     

 

Visitor's Guide to The White House

White House kicks infosec team to curb in IT office shakeup | Ars Technica

 

 

 

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ONE ORIGINAL BAND MEMBER REMAINS

Don Wilson of THE VENTURES Performing June 3, 2018 - 2 of 2 - YouTube

Don Wilson (above) continues to record with The Ventures, but 

retired from touring at the end of 2015. With Nokie Edwards’
death in 2018, Wilson is now the lone surviving member of the
original group.

 

Nokie Edwards, Whose Guitar Drove the Ventures, Dies at Is Dead at 82 - The New York Times


The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band, formed in

1958 in Tacoma, Washington, by Don Wilson (center) and Bob
Bogle
(right) (January 16, 1934 – June 14, 2009). While their

popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group
remains especially revered in Japan, where they tour regularly
to this day. The classic lineup of the band consisted of Wilson
(rhythm guitar), Bogle (initially lead guitar, switched to bass),
Nokie Edwards (front) ((May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018) initially
bass, switched to lead guitar), and Mel Taylor
(drums)
(September 24, 1933 – August 11, 1996).

 

 

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BARBARA WALTERS IS 91 TODAY

Newscaster Hugh Downs, host of 'Today' show and '20/20,' dead at 99 | US & World News | azfamily.com

Barbara Walters Saying 2020 Over & Over Again Is the Perfect Way to Start Your Year | Barbara Walters | Just Jared
Broadcast journalist Barbara Jill
Walters has been working in the
field of journalism since 1952.

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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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