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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 5


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Interesting things that happened April 5th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1649 Elihu Yale, philanthropist who founded Yale University
  In 1827 Sir Joseph Lister, scientist, pioneered antiseptics
  In 1856 Booker T. Washington, pioneering educator
  In 1908 Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic conductor
        + Mary Hemingway, writer
        + Bette Davis (in Lowell, Mass.), actor with famous eyes
  In 1916 Gregory Peck, actor
  In 1922 Gale Storm (in Bloomington, TX), actor
  In 1940 Aliza Kashi
  In 1946 Jane Asher, former Paul McCartney girlfriend
  In 1950 Agnetha Faltskog (in Stockholm, Sweden), singer (ABBA)
  In 1954 Michael W. Butler, creator of the original mainframe TODAY program

Events worth noting:
  In 1242 Prince Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeated the Teutonic Knights.
  In 1614 Indian "princess" Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
  In 1621 Mayflower leaves on return trip to England.
  In 1792 George Washington casts first Presidential veto ever.
  In 1861 Federals abandon Ft. Quitman, Texas.
  In 1887 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
  In 1915 Jess Willard defeats Jack Johnson for heavyweight crown.
  In 1941 San Francisco's Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses.
  In 1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death.
  In 1955 Winston Churchill retired as Britain's PM.
  In 1964 First driverless trains run on the London Underground.
  In 1975 Soyuz 18A tries to lift-off.
  In 1976 Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72.
  In 1983 Sixth Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 1 is launched.

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

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