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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 5


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Interesting things that happened December 5th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1443 Pope Julius II (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael
  In 1782 Martin Van Buren, 8th President (1837-1841)
  In 1839 George Armstrong Custer, U.S. General
  In 1901 Werner Heisenberg, discoverer of uncertainty (Nobel 1932)
        + Walter Elias Disney, father of Mickey Mouse
  In 1902 Strom Thurmond, Senator from South Carolina (D/R)
  In 1903 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950)
  In 1905 Otto Preminger, movie director, producer (Laura, Exodus)
  In 1947 Jugderdemidyin Gurragcha, first Mongolian space traveler (Soyuz 39)
        + Jim Plunkett, NFL quarterback
  In 1951 Morgan Brittany

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Sabbas, abbot
        + King's Birthday in Thailand (National Day)
  In 1492 Columbus discovers Hispaniola.
  In 1776 Phi Beta Kappa, first American scholastic fraternity, founded.
  In 1791 Mozart dies.
  In 1876 Daniel C. Stillson patents pipe wrench.
  In 1879 First automatic telephone switching system patented.
  In 1933 21st Amendment ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed.
  In 1935 First commercial hydroponics operation established, Montebello, CA.
  In 1947 Joe Wolcott beats Joe Louis.
  In 1951 "Dragnet" premieres.
  In 1955 AFL and CIO merge.
  In 1973 Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" album.
  In 1974 Seattle Seahawks formed.
  In 1978 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus.
  In 1982 University Baptist Church, Seattle, declares sanctuary for refugees.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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