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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 7


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Interesting things that happened April 7th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1506 St. Francis Xavier, missionary
  In 1770 William Wordsworth (in England), poet
  In 1860 W. K. Kellogg, brother of John Harvey Kellogg, founded cereal
          company
  In 1897 Walter Winchell, columnist
  In 1908 Percy Faith, musician, conductor
  In 1915 Billie Holiday, blues singer
  In 1920 Ravi Shankar, sitar player
  In 1928 James Garner, actor (Maverick movies and series, etc.)
  In 1931 Daniel Ellsberg, whose psychiatrist had a famous office
  In 1932 Mark Russell, satirist
  In 1938 Jerry Brown, Linda Ronstadt's boyfriend, California governor
  In 1939 Francis Ford Coppola, director
        + David Frost, interviewer
  In 1949 John Oates
  In 1951 Janis Ian, singer (trials and tribulations of being at seventeen)
  In 1964 Russell Crowe, actor (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, L.A.
          Confidential)

Events worth noting:
  In   30 Scholars calculate this as the date that Jesus of Nazareth was
          crucified by Roman troops in Jerusalem.
  In 1862 Union forces under Grant defeat the Confederates at Shiloh, Tenn.
        + Island No. 10 falls after long siege.
  In 1927 Using phone lines TV was sent from Washington DC to New York City.
  In 1931 Seals Stadium opens.
  In 1933 Prohibition ends, Utah(!) 38th state to ratify 21st Amendment
  In 1948 World Health Organization is established.
  In 1953 First jet transatlantic non-stop flight (west to east).
  In 1959 First astronauts - selection announced by NASA.
        + Radar first bounced off sun, Stanford California.
  In 1964 IBM announces System/360.
  In 1966 United States recovers an H-bomb that it lost off the coast of
          Spain.  (whoops!)
  In 1977 Consumer Product Safety Commission bans "TRIS" flame-retardant.
  In 1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis.
  In 1983 Challenger crew perform a spacewalk - first by US in 9 years.
  In 1985 First live telecast of Easter Parade.
  In 1994 Hutus and Tutsis clash in Kigali, Rwanda's capital.

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

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