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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- August 11


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Interesting things that happened August 11th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1833 Robert Green Ingersoll, American author, politician, agnostic
  In 1837 Sadi Carnot, engineer, French president (1887-94); assassinated
  In 1867 Joseph Weber, comedian (of Weber and Fields)
  In 1902 Lloyd Nolan, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place)
  In 1921 Alex Haley, American author (Roots)
  In 1924 Arlene Dahl (in Minnesota)
  In 1937 Anna Massey
  In 1941 Elizabeth Holtzman (in Brooklyn, NY), New York Representative (D),
          Attorney General
  In 1950 Steve Wozniak, cofounded Apple Computer
  In 1953 Hulk Hogan, professional "wrestler", sometimes actor

Events worth noting:
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of SS. Tiburtius and Susanna, martyrs.
        + Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus.
        + Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia.
  In 1835 George B. Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal.
  In 1866 The world's first roller rink opens its doors, in Newport, R.I.
  In 1877 Asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Deimos.
  In 1888 The California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store).
  In 1919 Green Bay Packers founded.
  In 1929 Babe Ruth hits his 500th homer.
  In 1933 Temperature reaches 58° (136° F) at San Luis Potosí, Mex. (world
          record).
  In 1951 First color telecast of baseball game - NY city.
  In 1960 Chad gains independence from France.
  In 1962 Andrian G. Nikolayev, third Russian in space aboard Vostok 3 (which
          would rendezvous with Vostok 4 next day).
  In 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles, $200 million in damages in 6 days.
  In 1967 Al Downing becomes the 12th to strike out the side on 9 pitches.
  In 1980 Reggie Jackson hits his 400th homer.
  In 1991 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands.

And remember ...
  National Inventors Month

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