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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 3


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Interesting things that happened April 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1783 Washington Irving, writer (Rip Van Winkle, Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  In 1837 John Burroughs, founded what later became the Burroughs Corporation
  In 1898 George Jessel, actor
        + Henry R. Luce, publisher, founder of Time, Life, etc.
  In 1923 Jan Sterling (in New York City)
  In 1924 Marlon Brando, actor (The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris)
  In 1929 Miyoshi Umeki
  In 1930 Lawton Chiles, senator (FL), governor (FL)
  In 1942 Marsha Mason (in St Louis, MO), actor
        + Wayne Newton, singer
  In 1944 Tony Orlando, singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
  In 1949 Lyle Alzado, football player, steriod abuser ("It wasn't worth it.")
  In 1961 Eddie Murphy (in Brooklyn, New York), actor (SNL)

Events worth noting:
  In 1776 George Washington received an honorary doctor of laws degree from
          Harvard College.
  In 1848 Thomas Douglas becomes first San Francisco public teacher
  In 1860 Pony Express began between St. Joseph, MO, and Sacramento, CA. The
          first riders simultaneously left both cities.
  In 1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond, VA, and
          Petersberg.
  In 1882 Jesse James shot dead in St. Joseph Mo. by Robert Ford.
  In 1910 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley climbed.
  In 1936 Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed.
  In 1946 Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma was executed.
  In 1948 Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan (Aid to Europe).
  In 1964 US and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations.
  In 1966 Luna 10, first lunar orbiter.
  In 1968 N. Vietnam agreed to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks.
  In 1974 Soyuz 14 is launched.
  In 1977 Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat first meeting with President Jimmy Carter.
  In 1982 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland
          Islands.

And remember ...
  America's Heartland Development Month
  Cancer Control Month
  Math Education Month
  National Poetry Month

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