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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 1


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Interesting things that happened February 1st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1859 Victor Herbert, composer
  In 1895 John Ford (Cape Elizabeth, ME), director
  In 1901 Clark Gable, actor (didn't give a damn about Scarlett O'Hara)
  In 1904 S. J. Perelman, humorist
  In 1931 Boris Yeltsin, Russian President
  In 1937 Garrett Morris (in New Orleans, Louisiana), actor (SNL)
  In 1938 Sherman Hemsley, actor
  In 1952 Rick James, musician
  In 1965 Princess Stephanie
  In 1968 Lisa Marie Presley, actor, famous daughter

Events worth noting:
        + National Freedom Day
  In 1790 US Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York City.
  In 1861 Texas secedes from the Union.
  In 1865 First National Freedom Day celebrated.
  In 1867 Bricklayers start working 8-hour days.
  In 1898 Travelers Insurance Company sells the first auto insurance policy.
  In 1920 The first armored car is introduced.
  In 1951 First telecast of atomic explosion.
        + First X-ray moving picture process demonstrated.
  In 1957 First black pilot on scheduled passenger airline (P. H. Young).
  In 1972 First scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced at $395.
  In 1976 Sonny and Cher resumes on TV despite real life divorce.
  In 1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran following the
          "temporary" departure of Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi.

And remember ...
  Human Relations Month
  National Cat Health Month
  National Meat Month
  Creative Romance Month

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