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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- August 27


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Interesting things that happened August 27th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1770 G.W.F. Hegel, invented dialectic
  In 1809 Hannibal Hamlin (R), 15th VP (1861-65)
  In 1865 Charles Gates Dawes (R), 30th VP (1925-29) (Nobel 1925)
  In 1871 Theodore Dreiser, novelist (Sister Carie, An American Tragedy)
  In 1882 Samuel Goldwyn, pioneer filmmaker
  In 1899 C.S. Forester, historical novelist, created Horatio Hornblower
  In 1908 Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President (1963-1969)
        + Sir Donald Bradman, cricket batsman extraordinaire
  In 1909 Lester Young, saxophonist, jazz icon
  In 1910 Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Nobel 1979)
  In 1915 Walter Heller, economist
  In 1916 Martha Raye (in Butte, MT), singer, actor, denture wearer
  In 1929 Ira Levin, author (Rosemary's Baby, Sleuth, This Perfect Day)
  In 1937 Tommy Sands, singer
  In 1941 Yuri V. Malyshev, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
  In 1943 Susan 'Tuesday' Weld (in New York City), actor
  In 19?? Normand Brathwaite, French-Canadian stand-up comic

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius, confessor.
        + Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
  In 1776 Americans defeated by British in Battle of Long Island.
  In 1783 First hydrogen-filled balloon ascent (unmanned).
  In 1859 First successful oil well drilled near Titusville, Penn.
  In 1878 At a meeting in Saratoga, New York, the American Bar Association is
          founded.
  In 1879 Sir Rowland Hill, inventor of the adhesive postage stamp, dies.
  In 1883 Krakatoa, west of Java, blew apart; top that, St. Helens!
  In 1909 Jack Chesbro's final game as a Yankee.
  In 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes "Tarzan."
  In 1921 Green Bay Packers granted NFL franchise.
  In 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agreed to outlaw war.
  In 1938 Yanks Monte Pearson no hits the Indians 13-0 DiMaggio hits 3
          triples.
  In 1939 Erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-
          178).
  In 1950 General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist.
  In 1962 Launch of Mariner 2 which makes first Venus flyby.
  In 1977 Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers
          off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2.
  In 1982 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth.
  In 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 6 is launched.
  In 1990 Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter accident.

And remember ...
  National Inventors Month

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