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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 18


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Interesting things that happened April 18th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1820 Franz von Suppe, composer
  In 1857 Clarence Darrow, lawyer
  In 1882 Leopold Stokowski, conductor
  In 1922 Barbara Hale, actor (Perry Mason)
  In 1946 Hayley Mills (in London, England), actor
  In 1948 Catherine Malfitano (in New York), operatic soprano

Events worth noting:
  In 1775 Paul Revere's famous ride, warning of the coming of British troops.
  In 1861 Col. Robert E. Lee turns down offer of command of all Union Armies.
  In 1868 San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed.
  In 1869 First International Cricket Match, held in SF, won by Californian.
  In 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco (8.3 on the Richter scale, 452 dead).
  In 1907 Fairmont Hotel opens.
  In 1923 74,000 on hand for Opening of Yankee Stadium, 62,281 paid.
  In 1934 First "Washateria" (laundromat) is opened, in Fort Worth, Texas.
  In 1936 Pan-Am's "Clipper" starts providing regular passenger flights
          between San Francisco to Honolulu.
  In 1942 "The Stars and Stripes" paper started for U S Armed Forces.
        + James H. Doolittle bombed Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
  In 1946 League of Nations went out of business, replaced by the U.N.
  In 1949 Irish Republic comes into existence.
  In 1950 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing 9-0 in the 6th to the Red Sox.
        + First transatlantic jet passenger trip.
  In 1956 Don Larsen makes his major league debut.  Later, he would become the
          first baseball pitcher to pitch perfect World Series game.
        + Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco (civil ceremony).
  In 1968 San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished.
  In 1978 U.S. Senate approves transfer of Panama Canal to Panama.
  In 1979 TV show "Real People" premiers.
  In 1980 Nation of Zimbabwe founded (formerly Rhodesia).
  In 1981 Pawtuckett and Rochester become involved in a 33 inning game.
  In 1983 An unidentified suicide bomber blows up the U.S. embassy in Beirut,
          the most devastating terrorist attack against any U.S. diplomatic
          post.  The U.S. responds by siding with the Lebanese Forces militia
          in the Lebanese civil war.

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

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