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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 28


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Interesting things that happened April 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1758 James Monroe, 5th President (1816-1824)
  In 1878 Lionel Barrymore, actor, the first of the Barrymore clan
  In 1930 James Baker III, Treasury Secretary during Reagan Administration
  In 1932 Carolyn Jones (in Amarillo, TX)
  In 1937 Jack Nicholson, actor
  In 1941 Ann-Margaret (in Valsjobya, Sweden), singer, actor
  In 1948 Marcia Strassman (in New York City), actor
  In 1950 Jay Leno, comedian

Events worth noting:
  In 1686 First volume of Isaac Newton's "Principia" published.
  In 1788 Maryland becomes the 7th state.
  In 1789 Mutiny on the HMS Bounty occurs; Captain Bligh sent adrift.
  In 1914 W. H. Carrier patents the design of his air conditioner.
  In 1919 1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin).
  In 1922 WOI, Ames, Iowa, becomes the country's first licensed educational
          radio station.
  In 1932 Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced.
  In 1937 First animated cartoon electric sign displayed, NY city.
  In 1942 "World War II" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll.
  In 1945 Fascist leader Mussolini and mistress captured, tried, and shot.
  In 1947 Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki sail from Peru to Polynesia.
  In 1952 World War II Pacific peace treaty takes effect.
  In 1961 Warren Spahn pitches a no hitter at age 41.
  In 1965 Marines evacuate Americans during Dominican Republic revolution.
  In 1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army.
  In 1969 French President Charles de Gaulle retires.
  In 1977 Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets.
  In 1980 Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns.
  In 1982 Britain announces blockade of Falkland Islands, seized by Argentina.
  In 1985 Billy Martin for the 4th time is named Yankee manager.
  In 1990 "A Chorus Line" closes on Broadway after 6,137 performances.

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

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