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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- August 6

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Interesting things that happened August 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1697 Charles VII, Holy Roman emperor (1742-45)
  In 1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of England
  In 1861 Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, second wife of Theodore Roosevelt
  In 1881 Sir Alexander Fleming, co-discoverer of penicillin (Nobel 1954)
  In 1883 Scott Nearing, American sociologist, pacifist, author
  In 1906 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  In 1911 Lucille Ball (in Jamestown, NY), comedian, actor
  In 1917 Robert Mitchum, actor
  In 1921 Ella Raines, actor
  In 1927 William David Ford, Michigan Representative (D)
  In 1930 Abbey Lincoln
  In 1945 Ken Norton, heavyweight boxer (or 0809)
  In 1947 Sally Eaton (in Illinois)
  In 1952 Carl C. Perkins, Kentucky Representative (D)
  In 19?? Stephane Krammer

Events worth noting:
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of the Transfiguration
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Bolivia
        + Peace Festival at Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan
  In 1181 Supernova observed by Chinese and Japanese astronomers.
  In 1806 Holy Roman Empire ends by decree of its last Emperor, Francis II.
  In 1825 Bolivia gains independence from Spain (National Day).
  In 1862 CSA ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack.
  In 1864 Ft. Powell, Mobile Bay, evacuated by Rebels.
  In 1890 First execution by electric chair is carried out on murderer William
          Kemmler at Auburn State Prison, NY.
  In 1919 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry
  In 1926 NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim the English
  In 1934 US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915.
  In 1937 Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by a protest.
  In 1945 The B-29 'Enola Gay' releases the atom bomb 'Little Boy' over
          Hiroshima.  After a minute of free-fall, 'Little Boy' explodes 2000
          feet over the city at 8:15 a.m. Japan Standard Time.
  In 1946 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court.
  In 1961 Gherman S. Titov, second Russian in space aboard Vostok 2.
  In 1962 Jamaica gains independence from Britain.
  In 1965 Beatles release "Help" album.
        + Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights.
  In 1974 Explosion and fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee,
  In 1978 Pope Paul VI dies of heart attack.
  In 1984 203.05 million shares traded in the New York Stock Exchange.
  In 1985 Nineteenth Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 8 returns to Earth.

And remember ...
  National Inventors Month

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