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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 22


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Interesting things that happened April 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1451 Queen Isabella I, funded Christopher Columbus
  In 1724 Immanuel Kant (in Germany), philosopher
  In 1870 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (aka Lenin), Soviet revolutionary
  In 1904 J. Robert Oppenheimer, Manhattan Project physicist
  In 1908 Eddie Albert, actor (Green Acres, Switch)
  In 1916 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist
  In 1926 Charolette Rae, actor
  In 1937 Jack Nicholson, actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining)
  In 1938 Glen Campbell, musician
  In 1950 Peter Frampton, musician
  In 1961 Byron Allen

Events worth noting:
        + Earth Day
  In 1509 Henry VIII ascended to the throne of England.
  In 1769 Madame Du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress.
  In 1861 Robert E. Lee is named commander of Virginia forces.
  In 1864 U.S. Congress authorized "In God We Trust" on coinage.
  In 1889 Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were Sooner.
  In 1898 First Spanish-American War action:  USS Nashville, took enemy ship.
  In 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) first game, Senators win 3-1 before 11,950.
  In 1915 First use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in World War I.
        + Yankees don the pinstripes and hat-in-the-ring logo for first time.
  In 1952 First atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada.
  In 1959 Yankee White Ford strikes out 15 Senators, and win 1-0 in 14
          innings.
  In 1964 New York World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) starts.
  In 1969 First human eye transplant performed.
  In 1970 First Earth Day.
        + Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings.
  In 1971 Soyuz 10 is launched.
  In 1976 Barbara Walters becomes first female nightly network news anchor.
  In 1983 Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth.
  In 1991 Intel releases the 486SX chip.

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

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