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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 6


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Interesting things that happened April 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1810 Philip Henry Gosse, invented the institutional aquarium
  In 1823 Joseph Medill, newspaper editor
  In 1866 Butch Cassidy, famous entrepenuer
        + Lincoln Steffens, journalist, muckraker
  In 1890 Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker, Dutch aircraft pioneer
  In 1892 Donald Wills Douglas, founded an aircraft company
        + Lowell Thomas, journalist
  In 1928 James Watson
  In 1929 Andre Previn, conductor, pianist
  In 1937 Merle Haggard, musician
        + Billy Dee Williams, actor (Star Wars, Batman)
  In 1943 Susan Tolsky (in Houston, TX)
  In 1944 Michelle Phillips (in Long Beach, CA)
  In 1952 Marilu Henner (in Chicago, IL)
  In 1953 Janet Lynn, Olympic ice skater

Events worth noting:
  In 1663 Kings Charles II signs the Carolina Charter.
  In 1712 America's first major slave rebellion; about 20 African slaves armed
          with guns and clubs set fire to houses in New York.
  In 1830 Joseph Smith organized the Mormon Church in Fayette, NY.
  In 1862 Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee.
  In 1865 Battle of Sayler's Creek.  One-third of Lee's army cut off.
  In 1868 Brigham Young marries number 27, his final wife.
  In 1896 First modern Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece.
  In 1906 First animated cartoon is copyrighted.
  In 1909 Perry and Henson reach the North Pole.
  In 1912 Electric starter first appeared in cars.
  In 1917 US declares war on Germany (WWI).
  In 1926 Four planes take off on first successful around-the-world flight.
  In 1941 German forces bombard Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
  In 1957 New York City ends trolley car service.
  In 1965 Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird"), the first commercial geosynchronous
          communications satellite, is launched.
  In 1973 Pioneer 11 launched.  First spacecraft to flyby Saturn.
        + Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes first designated hitter, he walked.
  In 1974 Yankees first home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1.
  In 1975 Nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek died at the age of 87.
  In 1984 Eleventh Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 5 is launched.
  In 1992 Prolific author Isaac Asimov dies, age 72.

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

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