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Clarinetist Omer Simeon was born this day in 1902 in New Orleans. He took up the instrument after moving to Chicago with his family.
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Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes, CA: Jayne Mansfield is readied in her wedding dress in preparation for a photoshoot with her fiancee. former Mr. Universe, Mickey Hargitay. The photo op was held on January 12, 1958, the day before the wedding on the 13th. (UPI Photo)

Palos Verdes is a name often used to refer to a group of coastal cities in the Palos Verdes Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, within southwestern Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California.

The peninsula is an affluent bedroom community known for its dramatic ocean and city views from the Palos Verdes Hills, distinguished schools, extensive horse trails, and high home prices. To its inhabitants, Palos Verdes is known affectionately by its initials, P.V.

The peninsula was the homeland of the Tongva-Gabrieliño Native Americans people for thousands of years. In other areas of the Los Angeles Basin archeological sites date back 8,000 years. Their first contact with Europeans in 1542 with João Cabrilho (Juan Cabrillo), the Portuguese explorer who also was the first to write of them. Chowigna and Suangna were two Tongva settlements of many in the peninsula area, which was also a departure point for for their rancherias on the Channel Islands.

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