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5 Fun Facts About November 10 In Oregon History

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1. November 10, 1970, marks the day when a powerful storm hit the Pacific Northwest, causing widespread damage and leaving 46 people dead in Oregon. This storm, known as the Columbus Day Storm, was the strongest extratropical cyclone to hit the region in the 20th century.

2. On November 10, 1910, the state of Oregon declared the "Oregon Blue Book" as the official state reference manual. This book is now published every two years and contains valuable information about the state's government, geography, history, and culture.

3. November 10, 1913, marks the opening of the first branch library in the city of Portland, Oregon. This library, known as the St. Johns branch, was established to serve the growing population in the northern part of the city.

4. On November 10, 1957, the Portland Trail Blazers played their first game in the National Basketball Association (NBA) against the Cincinnati Royals. Although they lost this game, the Trail Blazers went on to become one of the most successful teams in the NBA, winning one championship and producing many talented players.

5. November 10, 1871, is the day when the city of Corvallis, Oregon, was officially incorporated. Today, Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, which is known for its research in fields such as agriculture, forestry, and engineering.
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