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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 4


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Interesting things that happened December 4th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1795 Thomas Carlyle (in Ecclefechan, Scotland), essayist, historian
  In 1835 Samuel Butler, English author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
  In 1861 Lillian Russell, American singer, actor (The Great Mogul)
  In 1875 Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet (Duino Elegies)
  In 1908 A.D. Hershey, US biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
  In 1922 Deanna Durbin, actor (100 Men and a Girl)
  In 1928 Maria Callas (in New York)
  In 1943 Patti Chandler (in California)
  In 1944 Dennis Wilson, drummer (Beach Boys)
  In 1949 Jeff Bridges, actor (Stay Hungry)
  In 1950 Pamela Stephenson (in Aukland, New Zealand), comedian (SNL)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Peter Chrysologus, bishop of Ravenna
  In 1619 America's first Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in Virginia.
  In 1674 Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago.
  In 1680 A hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with figure of great comet first
          seen on December 16, 1680.
  In 1682 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester).
  In 1783 General Washington bids his officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern,
          New York City.
  In 1909 First Grey Cup game (University of Toronto 26, Toronto Parkdale 6).
  In 1912 Roald Amundsen reaches the South pole.
  In 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition opens.
  In 1957 First edition of Chase's Calendar of Annual Events published.
  In 1965 Gemini VII is launched with 2 astronauts.
  In 1980 South Africa grants Transkei independence.
  In 1986 NASA launches Fltsatcom-7.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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