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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- August 29

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Interesting things that happened August 29th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1632 John Locke, British empiricist philosopher
  In 1780 Jean Ingres, French painter
  In 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes (in Cambridge, MA), author, poet, professor
  In 1815 Anna Ella Carroll, American writer
  In 1862 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian Symbolist poet (Nobel 1911)
  In 1881 Valery Nicolas Larbaud, French novelist, essayist, translator
  In 1899 Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Marine Corps general
  In 1912 Barry Sullivan, actor
  In 1915 Ingrid Bergman (in Sweden), actor (Casablanca)
  In 1916 George Montgomery, actor
  In 1917 Isabel Sanford, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons)
  In 1920 Charles Christopher "Bird" Parker, saxophonist
  In 1923 Sir Richard Attenborough, actor, director (Gandhi, Young Winston)
  In 1934 David Pryor, Arkansas Senator (D)
  In 1938 Elliot Gould, actor (M*A*S*H)
        + Peter Jennings, ABC anchor
  In 1939 William Friedkin, director (Exorcist)
  In 1940 Wilhelm Ruska (in The Netherlands), world judo champion
  In 1941 Robin Leach, TV annoyance (Life Styles of Rich and Famous)
  In 1945 Wyomia Tyus, olympic runner
  In 1949 Richard Gere, actor (An Officer and a Gentleman)
  In 1958 Michael Jackson, singer

Events worth noting:
        + According to Hoyle Day
        + Beheading of St. John the Baptist
        + Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
  In 1526 Hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Mohács.
  In 1533 Last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, murdered by Spanish conquerors.
  In 1708 Haverhill, Mass. destroyed by French and Indians.
  In 1769 Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown).
  In 1786 Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass.
  In 1862 Battle of Second Manassas (Second Battle of Bull Run).
  In 1864 William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae.
  In 1877 Second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young, died.
  In 1885 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle.
  In 1909 World's 1st air race held in Rheims, France. Glenn Curtis (USA)
  In 1914 'Arizonan' is the first vessel to arrive in SF via the Panama Canal.
  In 1949 USSR explodes its first atomic bomb.
  In 1954 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens.
  In 1957 Strom Thurmond D-SC, ends 24 hour filibuster against civil rights.
  In 1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" is released.
  In 1965 Astronauts Cooper and Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5.
        + Gemini 5 returns to Earth after 120 orbits in 7 days, 55 minutes.
  In 1966 Beatles last public concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
  In 1967 Final television episode of "The Fugitive."
        + The Yankees longest day, Red Sox take the first game 2-1 in 9, the
          Yanks win second game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours and 19 minutes.
  In 1977 Lou Brock, Cardinals eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year old career stolen
          bases record to a total to 893. The Padres won game, 4-3.
  In 1981 Broadcaster Lowell Thomas, died in Pawling, N.Y., at age 89.

And remember ...
  National Inventors Month

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