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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- August 3


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Interesting things that happened August 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1811 Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the safe elevator
  In 1867 Stanley, Earl Baldwin (C), British PM (1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37)
  In 1887 Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)
  In 1900 John T. Scopes, Tennessee teacher convicted of teaching evolution
  In 1901 John Stennis, Democratic Senator from Mississippi
  In 1902 Habib Bourguiba, first president of Tunisia
  In 1905 Dolores Del Rio, Mexican actor (What Price Glory?)
  In 1921 Marilyn Maxwell, actor, toured with Bob Hope's USO act
  In 1923 Anne Klein, fashion designer
  In 1924 Leon Uris, writer (Exodus, QB VII)
  In 1926 Tony Bennett, singer, actor
  In 1935 Georgi S. Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6)
  In 1940 Lance Alworth, NFL wide receiver (San Diego, Dallas)
        + Martin Sheen, actor (Subject Was Roses, Apocolype Now)

Events worth noting:
        + Dog Days
        + Finding of Body of St. Stephen, first Christian martyr
  In 1492 Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies."
  In 1596 David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira.
  In 1678 Robert LaSalle builds the first ship in America, the Griffon.
  In 1863 Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend the draft in NY.
  In 1933 Yanks are shut out for the first time after 308 games.
  In 1958 First underwater crossing of the North Pole completed by the
          submarine Nautilus.
  In 1960 Niger gains independence from France.
  In 1977 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing the TRS-80 computer
          25.
  In 1982 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as Yankee manager.
  In 1983 John Sain of South Bend, Ind. builds 3.91 m house of cards.
  In 1984 365.7 million shares traded in the New York Stock Exchange.

And remember ...
  National Inventors Month

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