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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 4


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Interesting things that happened February 4th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1902 Charles A. Lindbergh, 'Lucky Lindy', aviator
  In 1921 Betty Friedan, activist, writer
  In 1938 Donald Riegle, Michigan politician
  In 1943 Cheryl Miller (in Sherman Oaks)
  In 1944 Florence LaRue (in Gordon, PA), singer (Fifth Dimension)
  In 1945 David Brenner, comedian
  In 1947 Dan Quayle, U.S. Vice-president (1989-1993), alleged twit
  In 1948 Alice Cooper, musician
  In 1950 Pamela Franklin
  In 1952 Lisa Eichhorn
  In 1959 Lawrence Taylor, football player (linebacker, NY Giants)
  In 1960 Pamela Ferdin

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Sri Lanka
  In 1789 George Washington is unanimously elected the first U.S. president by
          the sixty-nine presidential electors.
  In 1801 John Marshall is sworn in as chief justice of the United States.
  In 1824 J.W. Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to the public.
  In 1847 First US Telegraph Company established in Maryland.
  In 1861 At Montgomery, Alabama, the Confederate States are organized.
  In 1865 The Hawaiian Board of Education is formed.
  In 1932 First Winter Olympics held at Lake Placid, NY.
  In 1936 First radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E).
  In 1938 "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opened on Broadway.
  In 1945 Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin began a conference at Yalta.
  In 1948 Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) gains independence from Britain.
  In 1957 First electric portable typewriter placed on sale at Syracuse, NY.
  In 1964 Amendment 24 banning poll tax is passed.
  In 1973 The Reshef - Israel's missile boat - is unveiled.
  In 1980 Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was installed as president of Iran.
  In 1998 Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels, Belgium.

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