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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- August 28


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Interesting things that happened August 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1592 George Villiers, duke of Buckingham, royal minister to James I
  In 1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (in Frankfurt), social philosopher
          (Faust)
  In 1774 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (in New York, NY), first American-born
          saint
  In 1828 Leo Tolstoy (near Tula, Russia), writer, social philosopher (War and
          Peace) [Gregorian calendar]
        + Leo Tolstoy (near Tula, Russia), writer, social philosopher (War and
          Peace) [Russian calendar]
  In 1831 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, first lady
  In 1833 Sir Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, designer
  In 1889 Charles Boyer, American film star
  In 1906 Sir John Betjeman, poet laureate of England (Mt. Zion)
  In 1917 Jack Kirby, comic book artist
  In 1921 Nancy Kulp (in Pennsylvania), actor
  In 1925 Donald O'Connor, comedian, actor, dancer
  In 1930 Ben Gazzara, actor (Run for Your Life)
  In 1939 Cassie Mackin, NBC Newscaster
  In 1940 Richard Sanders, actor (WKRP)
        + William Cohen, Maine Senator (R)
  In 1943 David Soul, actor, singer
        + Lou Piniella, baseball manager
  In 1950 Ron 'Louisana Lightning' Guidry
  In 1958 Scott Hamilton, skating champion
  In 1960 Emma Samms (Samuels), actor (Colby's, General Hospital)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, bishop, confessor, doctor
        + Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
  In 1565 St Augustine, Florida, established.
  In 1609 Delaware Bay explored by Henry Hudson for the Netherlands.
  In 1789 William Herschel discovers Enceladus, satellite of Saturn.
  In 1837 Pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England begin
          the manufacture of Worcester Sauce.
  In 1862 Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC.
  In 1867 U.S. occupies Midway Islands in the Pacific.
  In 1884 Mickey Welsh strikesout the first 9 men he faces.
  In 1907 United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle.
  In 1916 Italy's declares war against Germany during WW I.
  In 1917 10 suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House.
  In 1922 WEAF in NYC aired the first radio commercial. Queensboro Realty
          Company of Jackson Heights paid $100 for 10 minutes of air time.
  In 1938 Northwestern University awards an honorary degree to Edgar Bergen's
          dummy Charlie McCarthy.
  In 1957 Sen. Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill.
  In 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr., gives his "I have a dream" speech at the
          Lincoln Memorial.  200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in
          Washington, D.C.
  In 1965 Astronauts Cooper and Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5.
  In 1968 Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Democratic
          National Convention which nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.
  In 1973 More than 520 die as a strong earthquake shook central Mexico.
  In 1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth.
  In 1977 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland
          Ore., winning their second North American Soccer League championship.
        + On his birthday, Ron Guidry faces just 28 men and beats the Rangers
          1-0.
  In 1981 John Hinckley, Jr., pleads innocent of attempting to assassinate
          U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  In 1983 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation.

And remember ...
  National Inventors Month

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