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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 14


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Interesting things that happened December 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1503 Nostradamus, astrologer, physician, "prophet"
  In 1546 Tycho Brahe (at Knudstrup, Denmark), astronomer
  In 1895 George VI, king of England (1936-52)
  In 1896 James H. Doolittle, former Air Force general
  In 1897 Margaret Chase Smith, Maine Senator (R)
  In 1909 Edward L. Tatum, American molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958)
  In 1914 Morey Amsterdam, actor (Dick Van Dyke Show)
  In 1922 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  In 1932 Abbe Lane (in Brooklyn, NY), singer
        + Charlie Rich, singer
  In 1935 Lee Remick (in Boston, Mass), actor (Days of Wine and Rose, Long Hot
          Summer)
  In 1938 Janette Scott
  In 1946 Joyce Wilson (in Detroit, MI), singer (Dawn)
        + Patty Duke (in Brooklyn, NY), actor (Miracle Worker, Patty Duke
          Show)

Events worth noting:
        + Halcyon Days begin
  In 1656 Artificial pearls first manufactured by M. Jacquin in Paris, made of
          gypsum pellets covered with fish scales.
  In 1782 Charleston, SC evacuated by British.
  In 1799 George Washington died at Mt Vernon, Va.
  In 1819 Alabama becomes the 22nd state in the Union.
  In 1911 South Pole first reached by Roald Amundsen.
  In 1927 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain.
  In 1962 Mariner 2 makes first US flyby of another planet (Venus).
  In 1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night from power failure.
  In 1980 Yankee catcher Elston Howard dies.
  In 1985 Roger Maris dies at age 51.
  In 1989 Andrej Sacharov, Soviet dissident and physicist, dies.
  In 1993 Myrna Loy dies in New York.  Her career spanned over 60 years and
          over 100 films.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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