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5 Fun Facts About October 9 In Oregon History

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1. On October 9, 1854, the first post office in Oregon City was established, marking a significant moment in the city's growth as a hub for communication and commerce.

2. The Oregon State University Beavers football team defeated the USC Trojans 31-14 on October 9, 2010, marking their first win over USC in 41 years and a major victory in the Pac-10 Conference.

3. In 2008, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski issued a proclamation declaring October 9 as "Oregon Reads Day," encouraging residents of the state to celebrate literacy and support public libraries.

4. The Portland Art Museum opened the "Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon" exhibit on October 9, 2016, showcasing the work of a prominent Pacific Northwest artist and architect.

5. On October 9, 2015, the Oregon Zoo welcomed a new baby elephant born to Packy and Rose-Tu, marking a joyful moment in the zoo's ongoing conservation efforts and commitment to animal welfare.
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