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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 15


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Interesting things that happened April 15th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1452 Leonardo da Vinci, painter and visionary
  In 1707 Leonhard Euler, mathematician
  In 1922 Harold Washington, former mayor of Chicago, Illinois
  In 1933 Roy Clark, country singer
        + Elizabeth Montgomery (in Hollywood, CA), actor (Bewitched)
  In 1939 Claudia Cardinale (in Tunisia)
  In 1966 Samantha Fox (in England), topless model, singer
  In 19?? Julie Sommers (in Fremont, Nebraska)

Events worth noting:
        + Income Taxes are due today.  Keep the IRS happy.
        + African Freedom Day
  In 1834 President Jackson protest censure resolutions voted against him by
          the U.S. Senate.
  In 1850 City of San Francisco incorporated.
  In 1861 Yankee aggressor army mobilized by Yankee President Lincoln.
  In 1865 President Lincoln dies, 7:22 am, John Wilkes Booth responsible.
  In 1912 "Unsinkable" RMS Titanic sinks at 2:20 am, iceberg responsible. And
          the band played on . . .
  In 1922 The famed Poodle Dog Restaurant closes.
  In 1923 First sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater
          (NYC).
        + Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics.
  In 1928 Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf is founded.
  In 1941 First helicopter flight of one hour duration, Stratford, Ct.
  In 1945 FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home.
  In 1952 First B-52 prototype test flight.
  In 1954 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow.
  In 1955 Ray Kroc starts the McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants.
  In 1974 A surveillance camera recorded kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia
          Hearst taking part in an armed robbery of a San Francisco bank.
  In 1976 Yankee stadium reopened, Yanks beat Twins after trailing 4-0.
  In 1981 Writer Janet Cooke says the story that won her a Pulitzer award,
          about an 8-year-old heroin addict, is a lie.

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

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