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5 Fun Facts About November 25 In Oregon History

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1. In 1887, the Portland Streetcar began operation, providing transportation to residents of Portland. Today, the Portland Streetcar is still in operation and has expanded to multiple lines throughout the city.

2. In 1926, the first Pacific coast broadcast of network radio took place in Portland when KGW broadcasted NBC's "Music Appreciation Hour".

3. In 1940, the Tillamook Burn, one of the largest and most destructive forest fires in Oregon history, started on November 25. The fire burned over 355,000 acres and resulted in the loss of 13 lives.

4. In 1952, the University of Oregon beat Oregon State in the annual Civil War football game, which was played on November 25 that year. The game was particularly notable because it marked the first time both teams were nationally ranked.

5. In 1983, the first Nike "Air Jordan" basketball shoe was sold to the public on November 25. The Air Jordan line has since become one of the most successful and influential sneaker lines in history.
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