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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 22


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Interesting things that happened December 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1696 James Oglethorpe, English general, author, colonizer of Georgia
  In 1727 William Ellery, signed Declaration of Independance
  In 1856 Frank Kellogg, sec of state, tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929)
  In 1858 Giacomo Puccini (in Italy), operatic composer (La Bohème, Tosca)
  In 1862 Connie Mack, HOF baseball manager, executive (Phil A's)
  In 1869 Edwin Arlington Robinson, poet
  In 1903 H. Keffer Hartline, US biophysicist (Nobel 1967)
  In 1912 Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, first lady
  In 1917 Gene Rayburn, game show host
  In 1922 James C. Wright, Jr., U.S. Representative (D-Texas, 1955-89),
          Speaker of the House (100th & 101st Congresses)
  In 1944 Steve Carlton, baseball player
  In 1945 Diane Sawyer, TV news personality
  In 1949 Maurice and Robin Gibb, musicians (Beegees)
  In 1951 Jan Stephenson (in Australia), golfer

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
        + International Arbor Day
        + Saturnalia
  In 1772 Moravian missionaries begin construction of the first schoolhouse
          west of the Allegheny Mountains, at Schoenbrunn, PA.
  In 1850 Hawaiian Post Office established.
  In 1895 United States Golf Association is formed.
  In 1919 US deports 250 alien radicals.
  In 1937 New York's Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic.
  In 1964 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet).
  In 1984 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 teenage robbers on a subway train.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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