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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 13


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Interesting things that happened December 13th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1797 Heinrich Heine (in Germany), poet
  In 1818 Mary Todd Lincoln, first lady
  In 1835 Phillips Brooks, clergyman, composer (O Little Town of Bethlehem)
  In 1871 Russell Porter
  In 1903 Carlos Montoya, guitarist
  In 1913 Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champion
  In 1915 Ross Macdonald, detective novelist
  In 1920 George Schultz, U.S. Secretary of State
  In 1925 Dick Van Dyke, actor (Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins, Diagnosis
          Murder)
  In 1929 Christopher Plummer, actor (Sound of Music, Star Trek VI)
  In 1930 Genevieve Page, actor (El Cid, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes)
  In 1941 John Davidson, Singer, TV game show host
  In 1948 Kathy Garver (in California), actor (Family Affair)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Lucy (St. Lucia Day in Sweden)
        + Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini
  In 1577 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around the world.
  In 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  South beats North.
  In 1903 Italo Marcioni patents the ice cream cone ... in New Jersey.
  In 1918 Wilson becomes first to make a foreign visit while President.
  In 1920 Interferometer used to measure first stellar diameter (Betelgeuse).
  In 1928 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres.
  In 1968 Playland at the Beach reopens.
  In 1969 Billy Martin fired as manager of the Twins.
  In 1974 Maltese Republic Day.
  In 1976 Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur.
  In 1978 Susan B. Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued.
  In 1981 Solidarity Day.
  In 1993 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5) lands.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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