Measuring Progress Since 1924

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January 25 – The 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chammonix, France.

February 19 – Lee Marvin is born.

March 25 – Greece proclaims itself a republic

April 3 – both Doris Day and Marlon Brando are born on this day.

April 26- Harry Grindell Matthews demonstrates his death ray in London. British War Office gives it a pass.

May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of the FBI.

June 1 – Harry Grindell Matthews tries to use a Pathe film to show that his death ray works.

September 28 – U.S. Army pilots complete the first around the world flight. It only takes 175 days and 74 stops.

October 1 – former President Jimmy Carter is born.

November 27 – The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is held in New York City.

After graduating from Stanford, Willard B. Wells hangs his shingle in Portland.

After 87 years of continuous operation, we have completed over 300,000 projects in the metro area.

WB Wells – decade after decade, we just keep getting better and better.

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