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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 7


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Interesting things that happened December 7th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1542 Mary, Queen of Scots
  In 1598 Gian Bernini, baroque sculptor
  In 1761 Madame Marie Tussaud, created wax museum
  In 1873 Willa Cather, American author (My Antonia)
  In 1878 Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet
  In 1888 Joyce Cary, writer
  In 1905 Gerard Kuiper, US astronomer, discovered moons of Uranus, Neptune
  In 1915 Eli Wallach, actor
  In 1923 Ted Knight, actor (Ted Baxter, anchorman)
  In 1924 Mario Soares (Socialist), premier of Portugal (1976-78, 1983-  )
  In 1928 Noam Chomsky, linguist, founder of transformational grammar
  In 1932 Ellen Burstyn (in Detroit, MI), actor
  In 1942 Tom Waits, musician
  In 1947 Johnny Bench, baseball catcher
  In 1948 Yoko Morishita, prima ballerina
  In 1956 Larry Bird, basketball player (Boston Celtics)
        + Priscilla Barnes, actor (3's Company)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Ambrose, governor and bishop of Milan
  In 1787 Delaware is the first state to ratify the Constitution.
  In 1842 New York Philharmonic gives its first concert.
  In 1868 Pearshall Brothers open a school in New York City ... to teach the
          art of riding a bicycle!
  In 1912 George Darwin, theorized moon was pulled out of Pacific Ocean, dies.
  In 1935 Winnipeg Blue Bombers become first western team to win Grey Cup.
  In 1941 A date that will live in infamy -- Japan attacks Pearl Harbor in the
          Hawaiian Islands.
        + First Japanese submarine sunk by American ship (Ward).
  In 1953 Prime Minister of Israel Ben-Gureon retires.
  In 1960 France grants Ivory Coast independence (National Day).
  In 1972 Apollo 17, last of the Apollo moon series, launched.
  In 1979 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, first woman full prof at Harvard U, dies.
  In 1995 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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