Hillsboro is an American city of 95,000 people in the Portland
metropolitan area of Oregon. It is the fifth-largest city in the state
and serves as the county seat of Washington County. Located in the
Tualatin Valley on the west side of Portland, Hillsboro is home to many
high-technology companies, such as Intel (one campus pictured) and
TriQuint, which compose what has become known as the Silicon Forest.
Other important sectors to the economy are health care, retail, and
agriculture (including grapes and local wineries). The area was
inhabited by the Atfalati tribe of the Kalapuya people prior to the
arrival of European-American settlers. Hillsboro was settled in 1842 and
is named after David Hill, an Oregon politician and one of the first
settlers. A railroad reached the area in the early 1870s and the city
incorporated on October 19, 1876. Hillsboro has a council–manager
government consisting of a city manager and a seven-person city council
headed by a mayor. The city operates more than twenty parks along with
Hillsboro Stadium and Hillsboro Ballpark, home to Minor League
Baseball's Hillsboro Hops. Nine sites in the city are listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsboro,_Oregon>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Pompeii was severely damaged by a strong earthquake, which may
have been a precursor to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed
the town 17 years later.
Australian cricketer Bill Ponsford made 429 runs to break the
world record for the highest first-class score.
Second World War: British and Free French forces began the
Battle of Keren to capture the strategic town of Keren in Italian
The Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front captured
Gonaïves, Haiti, starting a coup d'état against the government of
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Eighty-seven tornadoes occurred over the course of the Super
Tuesday tornado outbreak across multiple U.S. states, causing 56 deaths
and over $1 billion in damage.
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