TODAY IS PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY

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ORGANIZATION FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1909

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On February 12, 1909, the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, 
a group that included African American leaders such as W.E.B. Du Bois 
and Ida B. Wells-Barnett announced the formation of a new organization 
Called the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
it would have a profound effect on the struggle for civil rights and the
course of 20th Century American history. The conference that led to
the NAACP’s founding had been called in response to a race riot in
Illinois.

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A silent march in New York to protest the police treatment of blacks during riots in East St. Louis in 1917. They marched dow
A silent march in New York to protest the police treatment of blacks during riots in East St. Louis in 1917. They marched down Fifth
Avenue on that summer Saturday without saying a word.
 

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CONFERENCE ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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From left, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President
Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin sit on the patio
of Livadia Palace.

The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference, was held
February 4–11, 1945 and convened in the Livadia Palace. It was the major
World War II conference. It was the second conference of the “Big Three”
Allied leaders–U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin–and the war had
progressed mightily since their last meeting, which had taken place in
Tehran in late 1943.

 

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TINA LOUISE IS 86 TODAY!

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Actress Tina Louise played Ginger on Gilligan’s Island
(CBS) from 1964 – 1967. Her role in the 1958 film God’s
Little Acre earned her a Golden Globe Award for New
Star of the Year. In 1962, she made an appearance on
the TV series The Real McCoys (ABC/CBS). She began
studying acting, singing, and dancing at the age of
seventeen.

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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(The Latin word for “shade” or “shadow” is umbra).

Umbrellas have always been a part of human history, though in ancient times
they were used only by the nobility and by the rich. In many cultures,
umbrellas were used as part of religious ceremonies and rituals.

Fashion Accessory

In the 18th century, umbrellas became a popular women’s fashion accessory
and by the end of the 19th century, umbrellas had become a household item.

It is thought that Englishman Jonas Hanway was the first male Londoner to
carry an umbrella and that he was responsible for the popularity of umbrellas
as an accessory among men in Europe and elsewhere.

More Practical

Today, with advances in technology, umbrellas have become smaller, lighter,
easier to carry and more resilient to wind and strong rain.

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