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5 Fun Facts About October 25 In Oregon History

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1. In 1868, the city of Albany, Oregon was officially incorporated. Albany is now known for its historic homes and downtown district.

2. On October 25, 1905, the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition closed in Portland, Oregon. The fair marked the 100th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition and showcased the latest advancements in technology and culture.

3. In 1938, the first issue of the Oregon Journal was published on October 25. The newspaper would go on to cover major events in Oregon history, including the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980.

4. On October 25, 1951, Oregon State Senator Richard L. Neuberger gave a speech introducing the first bill calling for universal healthcare coverage in the United States. The bill was not passed, but sparked national conversation about healthcare reform.

5. In 2018, the Oregon State Beavers men's soccer team defeated University of Washington 2-0 on October 25, securing their place in the NCAA tournament. The Beavers went on to make it to the Sweet 16.
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