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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- December 30

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Interesting things that happened December 30th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1851 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola
  In 1865 Rudyard Kipling (in India), English poet and novelist, author who
          coined "White man's burden" (Nobel '07)
  In 1867 Simon Guggenheim, senator, philanthropist
  In 1869 Stephen Leacock, Canadian economist, humorist
  In 1884 Tojo Hideki, Japanese PM in WWII
  In 1911 Jeanette Nolan
  In 1914 Bert Parks, former Miss America Master of Ceremonies
  In 1919 Jo Van Fleet, actor (Gunfight at the OK Corral, East of Eden)
  In 1920 Rex Allen, cowboy movie actor, nature documentaries narator
  In 1928 Bo Diddley, bluesman, rock 'n' roll pioneer
        + Jack Lord, actor (Hawaii 5-0), painter
  In 1929 Barbara Nichols
  In 1931 Skeeter Davis (in Dry Ridge, Kentucky)
  In 1935 Sandy Koufax, former LA Dodger pitcher
  In 1942 Mike Nesmith, actor/singer (Monkees), producer, White-Out king
  In 1945 Davy Jones, actor/singer (Monkees)
  In 1959 Tracy Ullman, comedian, actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1792 President Washington reports to Congress on Barbaray hostage crisis.
  In 1809 Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston.
  In 1817 First coffee planted in Hawaii, in Kona.
  In 1853 Gadsden Purchase, 45,000 sq miles by Gila River, from Mexico for $10
          million. Area is now southern Arizona and New Mexico.
  In 1903 602 die as flames swept through the Iroquois Theater in Chicago.
  In 1916 Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk, advisor to tsarina, is assassinated.
  In 1922 First Soviet Congress of USSR.  Russia, Ukraine and two other Soviet
          republics signed a Treaty of Union, creating the Soviet Union.
  In 1924 Edwin Hubble announces existence of other galaxies.
  In 1935 Italian bombers destroyed Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia.
  In 1938 Electronic television system patented, V. K. Zworykin.
  In 1972 Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam and announces peace talks.
  In 1973 First picture of a comet taken from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab).
  In 1975 Democratic Republic of Madagascar founded.
  In 1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released.

And remember ...
  National Indigestion Season

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