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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CHUCK NORRIS IS 71 TODAY

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Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is a martial arts expert and actor who, after a 
stint in the U.S. Air Force, began his rise to fame in martial arts and has
since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. As a result of his "tough guy"
image, Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of  the
Dragon
(1971) in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee and was Cannon
Group movie studio’s leading star in the 1980s. He next played the starring
role in the CBS television series Walker,Texas Ranger from 1993 to 2001.

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LINCOLN’S SECOND TERM IN OFFICE ON THIS DATE IN 1865

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Depicted above is the second term inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as the 16th
President of the United States. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase (right) administered
the Oath of Office. 

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Last known photo of Abraham Lincoln (1865)

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MUSICAL FILM PREMIERED IN NEW YORK ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s musical film The Sound of Music was directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews (above) and Christopher
Plummer. It won a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1965
and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced. The cast album was
nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The film ultimately
grossed over $158 million at the U.S. and Canada box office, and displaced
Gone With the Wind as the all-time champion.

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Christopher Plummer from The Sound of Music 

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KAREN GRASSLE TURNED 69 TODAY

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Actress Karen Grassle is best known for her role as Caroline Ingalls, the
wife of Michael Landon’s character on the NBC television series Little
House on the Prairie
(1974 – 1983).

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Karen Grassle with Michael Landon in Little House on the Prairie  
 

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