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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 4


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Interesting things that happened April 4th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1792 Thaddeus Stevens
  In 1802 Dorothea Dix, social reformer
  In 1895 Arthur Murray, dance instructor
  In 1906 John Cameron Swayze, newcaster, Timex tester
  In 1922 Elmer Bernstein, composer
  In 1928 Maya Angelou, author, poet
  In 1932 Tony Perkins, actor, director
        + Richard Lugar, Indiana Senator
  In 1938 A. Bartlett Giamatti, former baseball commissioner
  In 1945 Catherine Spaak
  In 1952 Marilu Henner
  In 1965 Robert Downey Jr. (in New York, New York), actor (SNL)
  In 1966 Nancy McKeon (in Queens, NY), actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1818 Congress decided US flag is 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.
  In 1841 William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia and becomes the first U.S.
          president to die in office.
  In 1850 City of Los Angeles was incorporated.
  In 1865 Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse.
  In 1870 Golden Gate Park established by City Order #800.
  In 1887 Susan Salter (Argonia, KS), first U.S. woman mayor.
  In 1902 Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund established with $10 million.
  In 1914 The movie "The Perils of Pauline" is shown for the first time, in
          Los Angeles.
  In 1945 Hungarian National Day.
  In 1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization founded (NATO -- "OTAN" in
          French).
  In 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee.
  In 1969 Dr. Denton Cooley implants first temporary artificial heart.
  In 1974 Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th.

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

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