BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FORMED ON THIS DATE IN 1910

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In 1909, Chicago publisher William D. Boyce (above) lost his way
in a dense London fog. A boy came to his aid and, after guiding
the man, refused a tip, explaining that as a Scout he would not
take a tip for doing a Good Turn. This gesture by an unknown
Scout inspired a meeting with Robert Baden-Powell, the British
founder of the Boy Scouts. As a result, Boyce incorporated the  
Boy Scouts of America. He also created the Lone Scouts, which
merged with the Boy Scouts of America in 1924.

SCOUT PAINTING

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FUNERAL OF BUDDY HOLLY ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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Buddy Holly’s funeral was held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in his hometown of 
Lubbock,Texas.The service was officiated by Ben D. Johnson, who had presided at 
the Hollys’ wedding just months earlier. Among the pallbearers was Phil Everly.The
body was interred in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Holly’s headstone carries the
correct spelling of his surname (Holley).

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FIRST USE OF PAPER MONEY IN AMERICA ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1690

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In the early 1690s, the Massachusetts Bay Colony was the first of the Thirteen
Colonies to issue permanently circulating banknotes. The currency was used
to pay soldiers that were in the  war against Quebec.

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OREGONIAN FRONT PAGE FROM SEPTEMBER OF 1957

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A POSTCARD OF PORTLAND ~ PUBLIC LIBRARY IN 1916

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