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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 10

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Interesting things that happened April 10th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1583 Huigh de Groot (Hugo Grotius), Dutch statesman
  In 1794 Adm. Matthew Perry, who concluded first treaty between Japan and US
  In 1827 Lewis Wallace, soldier, diplomat, novelist (Ben Hur)
  In 1829 William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army
  In 1847 Joseph Pulitzer, awarded newspaper prizes
  In 1880 Frances Perkins, first woman in a Cabinet-level position
  In 1903 Clare Boothe Luce, journalist, diplomat
  In 1915 Harry Morgan (in Detroit, MI), actor (Dragnet, M*A*S*H)
  In 1924 Chuck Connors, actor (The Rifleman)
  In 1929 Max von Sydow, actor
  In 1932 Omar Sharif, actor (Tamarind Seed, Dr. Zhivago)
  In 1936 John Madden, sports commentator
  In 1938 "Dandy" Don Meredith, cowboy, sportscaster
  In 1950 Ken Griffy, Sr., baseball player, half of baseball's only father-son
          combination (Seattle)
  In 19?? Claudette Nevins (in Birmingham, AL)

Events worth noting:
  In 1790 U.S. Patent system established
  In 1825 First hotel in Hawaii opens.
  In 1849 Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt of New York City.  He immediately
          sells the patent rights for $400.
  In 1863 Rebel General Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn.
  In 1864 Austrian Archduke Maximilian became emperor of Mexico.
  In 1865 At Appomattox, General Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last.
  In 1866 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals organized.
  In 1871 William Hammond Hall's maps and surveys of Golden Gate Park
          officially accepted.
  In 1878 California Street Cable Car Railroad Company starts service.
  In 1882 Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco and Hawaii).
  In 1912 RMS Titanic sets sail for its first and last voyage.
  In 1916 First professional golf tournament held.
  In 1930 Synthetic rubber first produced.
  In 1931 Philosopher Kahlil Gibran dies.
  In 1932 Paul von Hindenburg elected German president.
  In 1944 "Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously.
  In 1945 Jewish Martyrs Day.
        + Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald liberated by US 80th Division.
  In 1953 House of Wax, first feature-length 3-D movie, released in New York.
  In 1960 Senate passed the landmark Civil Rights Bill.
  In 1963 US nuclear submarine Thresher goes down 220 miles east of Boston
          claiming 129 lives.
  In 1971 US table tennis team arrived in China.
  In 1974 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Prime Minister Golda Meir.
  In 1976 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed - Yanks win 9-7.
  In 1979 Soyuz 33 is launched.
  In 1981 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded.
  In 1989 Intel Corp announces shipment of the 80486 chip.

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

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