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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 11


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Interesting things that happened April 11th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1862 Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice
  In 1866 Carla Ford, wife of Henry the First
  In 1893 Dean Acheson, statesman
  In 1928 Ethel Kennedy, wife of Bobby
  In 1932 Joel Grey, entertainer
  In 1939 Louise Lasser (in New York City), actor (Mary Hartman! Mary
          Hartman!)

Events worth noting:
        + Barber Shop Quartet Day
  In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte forced into exile, banished to island of Elba.
  In 1862 Rebels surrender Ft. Pulaski, Georgia.
  In 1876 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks organized.
  In 1895 Anaheim completes its new electric light system.
  In 1898 President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration.
  In 1921 Iowa imposed first state cigarette tax.
  In 1943 Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his first (single-rotor)
          craft.
  In 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black in major league baseball
          since 1887 at New York City.
  In 1951 President Truman fires General Douglas MacArthur.
  In 1953 Oveta Culp Hobby becomes first Sec. of Health, Education, and
          Welfare.
  In 1958 Brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated.
  In 1960 First weather satellite launched (Tiros 1).
  In 1961 Israel begins the Adolf Eichmann trial.
  In 1970 Apollo 13 blasts off with defective Beech-built oxygen tank.
  In 1979 Idi Amin thrown out, no longer president of Uganda.
  In 1981 Ronald Reagan gets home from the hospital after Hinkley shot him.
  In 1984 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth.
  In 1987 Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs KC Royals.

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

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