The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Concern over the 6¢ stamp, the Alamo, Thriller hits charts

This week in history


Feb. 20: 1792—The U.S. Postal Service prints stamps costing 6 to 12 cents, depending on the distance. 1839—Congress prohibits dueling in the District of Columbia. 1943—The All-American Girls Softball League is chartered by Phil Wrigley and B. Rickey. 2012—A small white plant, silene stenophylla, is regenerated by Russian scientists from seeds discovered in the permafrost, preserved at a depth of 125 feet at sub-zero temperatures. Carbon dating indicates the seeds are between 31,500 and 32,100 years old. The revived plant is the oldest viable, multi-cellular, living organism on Earth. Now tell your friends. Born: The Great One, Jackie Gleason (1916). Died: The original voice of Don...

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