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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 20

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Interesting things that happened April 20th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1850 Daniel French, sculptor
  In 1889 Adolf Hitler (in Braunau, Austria), dictator of Nazi Germany
  In 1893 Harold Lloyd (in Burchard, Nebraska), comedian, actor
  In 1908 Lionel Hampton, big band leader, musician, known for good vibes
  In 1920 John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court Justice
  In 1924 Nina Foch (in Netherlands)
  In 1937 George Takei, actor (Star Trek), narrator
  In 1941 Ryan O'Neal, actor
  In 1949 Jessica Lange (in Cloquet, Minnesota), actor
  In 1961 Don Mattingly (in Indiana), Yankee hitman

Events worth noting:
  In 1812 Fourth US VP George Clinton died at 73 (first VP to die in office).
  In 1836 Territory of Wisconsin established by an act of Congress.
  In 1861 Robert E. Lee resigns from the Union army.
  In 1871 Congress authorizes President Grant to use military force against
          the Ku Klux Klan.
  In 1872 Bar Association of San Francisco organized.
  In 1879 The first "mobile home" (horse drawn) is used for a journey between
          London and Cyprus.
  In 1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.
  In 1912 Fenway Park opens, Red Sox beat Yankees 7-6 in 11.
  In 1939 Ted Williams first hit, off of Yankee's Red Ruffing, a double.
  In 1940 First electron microscope demonstrated, Philadelphia, Pa.
  In 1945 US 7th Army captured German city of Nuremberg .
  In 1948 Walter P. Reuther, UAW pres, shot and wounded at his home in
  In 1957 Yankee Bill Skowron became third player to hit a ball out of Fenway.
  In 1958 Buses replace Key System trains at 3AM.
  In 1962 New Orleans Citizens' Council offers free one-way ride to blacks to
          move North.
  In 1968 Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn in as prime minister of Canada.
  In 1971 US Supreme Court upheld use of busing to achieve racial
  In 1972 Apollo 16's Young and Duke land on the moon with the Boeing Lunar
          Rover #2.
  In 1977 Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on plates.
        + Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiered.
  In 1978 Korean Air Lines 707 forced to land; violated Soviet airspace.
  In 1984 Britain says it will give up Hong Kong in 1997, when its lease on
          the New Territories, signed with China in 1898, is up.
  In 1986 Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland.

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

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