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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 9

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Interesting things that happened April 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1830 Eadweard Muybridge, pioneered study of motion in photography
  In 1865 Charles Proteus Steinmetz, electronics pioneer
  In 1879 W. C. Fields, actor, Philadelphian
  In 1895 Mance Lipscomb, blues musician
  In 1905 J. William Fulbright, U.S. Senator (Arkansas)
        + Ward Bond, actor
  In 1919 John Presper Eckert, co-inventor of second electronic computer
  In 1926 Hugh Hefner, publisher, made bunnies famous
  In 1928 Tom Lehrer, humorous song writer, mathematics professor (UCSC)
  In 1939 Michael Learned (in Washington), actor
  In 1954 Dennis Quaid, actor
  In 1957 Seve Ballesteros, a young old duffer
  In 1965 Paulina Porizkova, Sports Illustrated swimsuit covergirl
  In 1979 Keshia Knight Pulliam, actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1483 Edward IV dies at Westminster.
  In 1833 First tax-supported public library, at Peterborough, NH.
  In 1865 Federals capture Ft. Blakely, Alabama.
        + Gen Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox with 26,765 ANV veterans.
  In 1914 First full-color film shown "The World, The Flesh & the Devil"
  In 1925 Babe Ruth rushed to the hospital.
  In 1928 Mae West makes her New York City debut in a daring new play,
          "Diamond Lil".
  In 1940 Germany launches a surprise attack on Norway and Denmark.  In the
          aftermath, Neville Chamberlain's cabinet falls.
  In 1942 American and Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan.
  In 1947 Atomic Energy Commission confirmed.
  In 1950 Bob Hope makes his first TV appearance.
  In 1953 TV Guide publishes their first issue.
  In 1959 NASA publicly announces first seven astronauts with The Right Stuff.
  In 1965 First game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition.
  In 1967 First Boeing 737 rolls out.
  In 1980 Soyuz 35 is launched.
  In 1983 Sixth Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 1 returns to Earth.
  In 1986 It is announced that Patrick Duffy's character, thought to have been
          killed off, will be back on "Dallas."  (It was all a dream.)
  In 1991 Microsoft MS DOS 5.0 is released.
  In 1992 Conservative John Major was re-elected British prime minister.

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

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