FIFTH MAYOR OF PORTLAND ON THIS DATE IN 1854

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William Sargent Ladd (October 10, 1826 – January 6, 1893) was a politician and 
businessman in Oregon. He twice served as Mayor of Portland from March 15, 1854
to April 1,1855 and a second term beginning in 1857. He was a prominent figure in the early development of Portland, and co-founded the first bank in Oregon in 1859. Ladd also built the first brick building in the city of Portland. A portion of his former estate, the Ladd Carriage House, was on the National Register of Historic Places until 2008. Ladd arrived in Portland from his native Vermont on April 8, 1851. Originally a Democrat, he became a Republican in 1864 when he supported Abraham Lincoln’s re-election.

                    

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The Ladd Carriage House in 1953

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PATENT FOR FIRST CIGAR-ROLLING MACHINE ON THIS DATE IN 1883

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Oscar Hammerstein I (left) was a businessman, theater manager and composer
in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses,
and he rekindled opera’s popularity in America. In 1883 Oscar Hammerstein
patented the first cigar-rolling machine and began to make a fortune that he
promptly reinvested in theaters and concert halls. He was the grandfather
of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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A cigar ad from the 1940s featuring Ronald Reagan

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FORMER NBA STAR MICHAEL JORDAN IS 48 TODAY

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Michael-Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan) is a former NBA basketball player, active businessman, and 
majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. The National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player all 
time.” He was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s
and 1990s. Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2009, 

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michael-jordan BLAZERS

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INVENTOR BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1847

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Thomas Alva Edison was a scientist, inventor, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, electric light bulb. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and  is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

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A BRANDO CO-STAR DEAD AT 58

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Maria Schneider (Above), the French actress who was Marlon Brando’s young co-star in the steamy 1972 film "Last Tango in Paris," has died, her talent agency said. She was 58.

A representative of the Act 1 agency said Schneider died in Paris on Thursday "following a long illness," but declined to provide details.

Schneider was 19 when she starred opposite Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci’s racy "Last Tango in Paris." In it, she played a young Parisian woman who takes up with a middle-aged American businessman, played by Brando.

Throughout her career, Schneider appeared in more than two dozen films, most of them French. (AP)
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Last-tango

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