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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 1


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Interesting things that happened December 1st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1800 Mihaly Vorosmarty, Hungarian poet, dramatist
  In 1835 Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins, Led Hoods Division at Chickamauga
  In 1886 Rex Stout, mystery writer
  In 1899 Robert Welch, founded John Birch Society
  In 1902 Morris (Red) Badgro, NFL end (Yankees, Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers)
  In 1911 Walter Alston, baseball manager
  In 1912 Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (World Trade Center, NY)
  In 1913 Mary Martin (at Weatherford, TX), actor (Peter Pan), Larry Hagman's
          mom
  In 1935 Lou Rawls, singer
        + Woody Allen (Allen Stuart Konigsberg) (at Brooklyn, NY), actor,
          producer (Zelig, Annie Hall)
  In 1936 Lee Trevino, pro golfer
  In 1939 Dianne Lennon, singer
  In 1940 Richard Pryor, comedian, actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy)
  In 1945 Bette Midler (in Patterson, NJ), actor, singer
  In 1958 Charlene Tilton (in San Diego, CA), actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1640 The Spanish occupation of Portugal ends.
  In 1821 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain.
  In 1878 First White House telephone installed.
  In 1887 Sherlock Holmes first appears in print:  "A Study In Scarlet."
  In 1913 First drive-up gasoline station opens, in Pittsburgh, PA.
  In 1917 Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town.
  In 1918 Iceland becomes independent state under the Danish crown.
  In 1922 First skywriting over the US - "Hello U.S.A." - by Capt. Turner,
          RAF.
  In 1929 Bingo invented by Edwin S. Lowe.
  In 1935 Bernard Schmidt, invented Schmidt camera, dies.
  In 1951 Golden Gate Bridge closed because of high winds.
  In 1954 Yanks and Orioles complete record 18 player deal Yanks send Miller,
          Segrist, Leppert and 2 minor leaguers for Kryhoski, Blayzka, Johnson,
          Fridley and Del Guercio.
  In 1955 Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to back of the bus.
  In 1958 Central African Republic established (National Day).
  In 1959 First color photograph of Earth from outer space.
        + International Antarctic Treaty signed in Washington.
  In 1962 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27).
  In 1967 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch Isaac Newton Telescope.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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