PORTLAND’S MATT GROENING IS 57 TODAY

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Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening, cartoonist, screenwriter and producer was
born in Portland, Oregon, the middle of five children. He attended Ainsworth
Elementary School and Lincoln High School. From 1972 to 1977, Groening
attended Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington. Groening is the
creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as two successful television
series, The Simpsons and Futurama. Groening has won 11 Primetime
Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and one for Futurama.

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OREGON STATEHOOD ON THIS DATE IN 1859

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In what was first called Oregon Country, traders, explorers, and settlers  formed
an autonomous government in 1843.The Oregon Territory was created in 1848,
and Oregon became the 33rd state of the union in 1859.

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