Dec. 11, 1941

The United States is at war, and New York City Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia has been in Portland, speaking as the head of civilian defense and saying that the country needs to manufacture 50 million gas masks for use in "target areas" alone.

In the sports world, Portlander Johnny Pesky is named starting shortstop for the Boston Red Sox by manager Joe TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Johnny Pesky got Boston Red Sox manager Joe Cronin's endorsement over the winter between the 1941 and 1942 major league seasons.

And the University of Oregon basketball team loses 47-38 to Wayne University in a game played in Detroit.

  • Dec. 11, 1990

    The Trail Blazers run their record to 19-1 with a 122-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Memorial Coliseum.

    Portland will go on to finish 63-19 in the regular season.

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