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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- August 30


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Interesting things that happened August 30th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1748 Jacques-Louis David, French Neoclassical painter
  In 1797 Mary Shelley, author (Frankenstein)
  In 1837 Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, wife of president Chester A. Arthur
  In 1871 Ernest Rutherford (in England), phycist
  In 1884 Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel '26)
  In 1893 Huey P. Long, Louisiana Governor
  In 1896 Raymond Massey, actor
  In 1901 John Gunther, writer
        + Roy Wilkins, director of NAACP
  In 1907 Shirley Booth (in New York), actor (Hazel)
  In 1908 Fred MacMurray, actor (Caine Mutiny, My Three Sons)
  In 1909 Joan Blondell (in New York)
  In 1918 Ted Williams, baseball great
  In 1922 Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano
  In 1931 John L. Swigert, Jr., US astronaut (Apollo 13)
  In 1941 Elizabeth Ashley (in Florida)
  In 1943 Jean-Claude Killy, skier
        + R. Crumb, cartoonist
  In 1947 Peggy Lipton (in New York City), actor (Mod Squad)
  In 1951 Timothy Bottoms, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, patron of Latin America
        + Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
  In 1645 Treaty of peace between Dutch and Indians.
  In 1850 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city.
  In 1862 Battle of Richmond, KY.
        + Battle of Second Manassas - Pope defeated by Lee.
  In 1906 Hal Chase became first Yank to hit 3 triples in a game.
  In 1910 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no hit innings but loses 5-0 in the 11th.
  In 1961 First Black judge of a District Court confirmed - JB Parsons.
  In 1979 First recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun (the energy
          released was about equal to 1 million hydrogen bombs).
  In 1983 Eighth Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 3 is launched.
  In 1984 Twelfth Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 1 is launched.
  In 1985 Israel transfers first shipment of US missiles to Iran as
          intermediary in arms-for-hostages deal.

And remember ...
  National Inventors Month

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