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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 3


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Interesting things that happened February 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1807 General Joseph E. Johnston, Commander army of Tennessee
  In 1809 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, composer
  In 1811 Horace Greeley, editor (told young men to go west)
  In 1821 Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman to get MD from a US Medical school
  In 1842 Sidney Lanier, poet
  In 1874 Gertrude Stein, writer
  In 1894 Norman Rockwell, artist
  In 1907 James Michener, writer
  In 1912 Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
  In 1918 Joey Bishop, comedian
  In 1932 Peggy Ann Garner (in Canton, Ohio)
  In 1940 Fran Tarkenton, football player
  In 1941 Bridget Hanley (in Minneapolis, MN), actor (Here Come The Brides)
  In 1943 Blythe Danner (in Philadelphia, PA)
  In 1950 Morgan Fairchild (in Dallas, TX), actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1815 World's first commercial cheese factory is established in
          Switzerland.
  In 1865 Hampton Roads Conference, Lincoln and Stephens reach an impasse.
  In 1869 Booth theater at 23rd and 6th opens in NYC (Romeo and Juliet)
  In 1918 Twin Peaks Tunnel, longest (11,920 feet) streetcar tunnel in the
          world, begins service with the K-Ingleside streetcar.
  In 1924 Woodrow Wilson, 28th U.S. president, dies at Washington D.C.
  In 1945 Yalta Conference agreed that Russia would enter WWII against Japan.
  In 1959 "The day the music died" -- Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J. R.
          "The Big Bopper" Richardson killed in a plane crash near Ames, IA.
  In 1964 "Meet the Beatles" goes gold.
  In 1966 Luna 9, first lunar landing.
  In 1984 Tenth Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 4 is launched.
  In 1994 U.S. announces the lifting of its 19-year Vietnam trade embargo.

And remember ...
  International Friendship Month
  National Children's Dental Health Month
  Chocolate Month

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