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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- August 22


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Interesting things that happened August 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1836 Archibald M. Willard, American artist (Spirit of '76)
  In 1862 Claude Debussy (in France), composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
  In 1893 Dorothy Parker, writer, wit
  In 1904 Deng Xiao Peng, Chinese leader
  In 1909 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants)
  In 1920 Ray Bradbury, science fiction author (Fahrenheit 451)
  In 1928 Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer
  In 1929 Honor Blackman (in London, England), actor (The Avengers)
  In 1932 Gerald P. Carr, US astronaut (Skylab 4)
  In 1933 Sylvia Koscina
  In 1934 Diana Sands
  In 1940 Valerie Harper (in Sufferin, NY), actor (Mary Tyler Moore Show,
          Rhoda)
  In 1942 Kathy Lennon (in Santa Monica, CA), singer (Lennon Sisters)
  In 1948 Cindy Williams (in Van Nuys, CA), actor (Laverne and Shirley)
  In 1949 Diana Nyad, swimmer
  In 1963 Terry Catledge

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
        + Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
  In 1485 Richard III slain at Bosworth Field - Last of the Plantagenets.
  In 1787 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
          builds his steamboat.
  In 1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia.
        + The yacht 'America' wins the first Royal Yacht Squadron Cup, now
          known as the America's Cup, at a regatta in England.
  In 1864 Geneva Convention signed, by 12 nations.
  In 1927 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers.
  In 1961 Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers.
  In 1963 Air Force pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 108 km (67 miles).

And remember ...
  National Inventors Month

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