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5 Fun Facts About October 28 In Oregon History

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1. In 1878, the first issue of The Daily Astorian, Oregon's oldest continuously published newspaper, was printed in Astoria, Oregon.

2. In 1913, the Oregon state capitol building in Salem was destroyed by fire. The building was rebuilt and completed in 1938, with a unique marble rotunda and art deco features.

3. In 1962, the Century 21 Exposition World's Fair in Seattle, Washington featured a 543-foot Space Needle designed by Oregon architect John Graham. The Space Needle is now an iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.

4. In 1986, Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon, made headlines when it erupted in a small phreatic explosion. The eruption caused no damage or injuries but served as a reminder of the potential danger of living near an active volcano.

5. In 2016, Portland Trail Blazers player Damian Lillard scored a franchise record 39 points in the season opener against the Utah Jazz. This impressive feat helped lead the Blazers to a victory and set the stage for an exciting season of basketball in Oregon.
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