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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 9

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Interesting things that happened December 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1561 Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony
  In 1594 Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)
  In 1608 John Milton, poet and puritan (Paradise Lost)
  In 1886 Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king
  In 1897 Hermione Gingold, actor (Gigi)
  In 1898 Emmett Kelly, circus clown (Weary Willie)
  In 1902 Margaret Hamilton, actor (Wizard of Oz -- Wicked Witch of the West)
  In 1905 Dalton Trumbo, writer, film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
  In 1909 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, actor (Ghost Story)
  In 1911 Broderick Crawford, actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol)
        + Lee J. Cobb, actor (The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing)
  In 1912 Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Massachusetts Representative (D), former
          Speaker of the House
  In 1915 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
  In 1918 Kirk Douglas, actor (Gunfight at the OK Corral, 7 Days in May)
  In 1922 Redd Foxx, actor (Sanford and Son), comedian
  In 1925 Dina Merrill (in New York City)
  In 1926 Luis Miguel Dominguín, matador
  In 1928 Dick Van Patten, actor (Eight Is Enough)
  In 1929 Robert J.L. Hawke (Labor), prime minister of Australia (1983-  )
  In 1938 David (Deacon) Jones, NFL defensive end (LA, SD, Washington)
  In 1942 Dick Butkus, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  In 1952 Michael Dorn, actor (Star Trek)
  In 1957 Donny Osmond, singer

Events worth noting:
  In 1292 Sa'di, great Persian poet (Orchard, Rose Garden) dies
  In 1640 Settler Hugh Bewitt is banished from colony of Massachusetts when he
          declares himself to be free of original sin.
  In 1792 First cremation in US.
  In 1793 Noah Webster establishes New York's first daily newspaper (American
  In 1907 First Christmas Seals sold, in the Wilmington, Delaware Post Office.
  In 1941 300 Montgomery opens as new Bank of America headquarters.
  In 1948 UN Gen Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide.
  In 1961 Tanganyika gains independence from Britain.
  In 1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus.
  In 1987 The Palestinian popular uprising against Israeli occupation begins.
  In 1994 5 meter meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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