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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 7


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Interesting things that happened February 7th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1804 John Deere, pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements
  In 1812 Charles Dickens (in England), author
  In 1817 Frederick Douglass, ex-slave, orator, abolitionist, first African-
          American to hold high rank in US government
  In 1883 Eubie Blake, composer, pianist
  In 1885 Sinclair Lewis, writer
  In 1962 Garth Brooks, singer

Events worth noting:
  In 1827 Ballet introduced to the U.S. at Bowery Theatre, New York City.
  In 1882 Last bare knuckle champion John L. Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss.
  In 1914 Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium at SF, CA.
  In 1915 First wireless message sent from a moving train to a station.
  In 1944 The assault on Anzio begins.
  In 1976 World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR).
  In 1977 Soyuz 24 is launched.
  In 1991 Irish Republican Army fires mortars at 10 Downing Street, where the
          British cabinet was meeting.
  In 1994 Comic book artist Jack Kirby died.

And remember ...
  Great American Pies Month
  National Blah Buster Month
  National Macadamia Nut Month
  Wise Health Consumer Month

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