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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 21


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Interesting things that happened April 21st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1816 Charlotte Bronte, author of "Jane Eyre"
  In 1838 John Muir, naturalist
  In 1915 Anthony Quinn, actor
        + Frick (of Frick and Frack)
  In 1918 Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer
  In 1926 Queen Elizabeth II, monarch of the United Kingdom
  In 1930 Sylvana Mangana
  In 1932 Meadowlark Lemon, retired Harlem Globetrotter
        + Elaine May (in Philadelphia)
  In 1949 Patti LuPone
  In 1951 Tony Danza, actor
  In 1958 Andie MacDowell (Gaffney, SC), actor (sex, lies and videotape)

Events worth noting:
  In  753 B.C.  The City of Rome founded (according to legend).
  In 1649 Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship.
  In 1789 John Adams sworn in as first U.S. Vice President.
  In 1828 Noah Webster publishes first American dictionary.
  In 1836 Texans lead by Sam Houston defeat the Mexicans at San Jacinto.
  In 1855 First train crosses Mississippi River's first bridge stretching from
          Rock Island, Illinois, to Davenport, Iowa.
  In 1862 Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Colorado.
  In 1865 Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington.
  In 1892 First buffalo born in Golden Gate Park.
  In 1908 Frederick A. Cook claims to reach the North Pole (He didn't).
  In 1918 The "Red" Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, is shot down and killed in
          World War I air battle.  (Shot by small-arms fire from the gound.)
  In 1940 Quiz show "Take It or Leave It" asked the first $64 Question on CBS.
  In 1967 Svetlana Alliluyeva (Stalin's daughter) enters US at New York on a
          visitor's visa, completing her defection.
  In 1972 John Young, Charles Duke explore Moon on Apollo XVI.
  In 1975 Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnamese President, resigns.
  In 1976 Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing.
  In 1977 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beat Blue Jay 8-6.
        + Broadway play "Annie" opens, first of 2377 performances.
  In 1983 Soyuz T-8 is launched.

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

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