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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 5


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Interesting things that happened February 5th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1837 Dwight Lyman Moody, evangelist
  In 1840 John Boyd Dunlop, developed the pneumatic rubber tire
  In 1848 Belle Starr, "Queen of the Outlaws" in the wild West
  In 1878 Andre-Gustave Citroen, French automaker
  In 1900 Adlai E. Stevenson, statesman, US ambassador to UN
  In 1914 William S. Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch)
  In 1919 Red Buttons, comedian, actor
  In 1934 Hank Aaron, baseball player
  In 1939 Jane Bryant Quinn, financial writer
  In 1942 Roger Staubach
  In 1946 Charlotte Rampling (in England)
  In 1947 Darrell Waltrip (in Owensboro, KY), US stock-car racer
  In 1948 Barbara Hershey (in Atlanta, Georgia)
        + Christopher Guest (in New York, New York), actor (SNL)
  In 1969 Bobby Brown

Events worth noting:
  In 1631 Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, and his wife arrived in
          Boston from England.
  In 1825 Hannah Lord Montague of New York grabs her scissors and creates the
          first detachable collar on one of her husband's shirts, in order to
          reduce her laundry load.
  In 1861 The moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale.
  In 1864 Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi.
  In 1887 Snow falls on San Francisco.
        + Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" previers.
  In 1917 Signing of the Mexican constitution (legal holiday).
        + U.S. Congress overrides veto and passes the Immigration Act.
  In 1921 Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium.
  In 1937 FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, plan failed because critics
          feared it would allow "court packing" in his favor.
  In 1971 Alan Shepard, 1st American in space, becomes 5th person to walk on
          the moon.
        + Alan Shepard becomes first lunar golfer.
  In 1983 After being expelled from Bolivia, former Nazi Gestapo official
          Klaus Barbie was brought to Lyon, France to stand trial for alleged
          war crimes.

And remember ...
  Canned Food Month
  Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
  National Embroidery Month
  Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month

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