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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 8


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Interesting things that happened February 8th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1820 William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War general
  In 1828 Jules Verne (in France), author who pioneered what later became
          science fiction
  In 1885 Dame Edith Evans
  In 1906 Chester F. Carlson, invented xerography
  In 1914 Gypsy Rose Lee (in Seattle, WA), stripper
  In 1920 Lana Turner (in Wallace, Idaho), actor
  In 1924 Audrey Meadows, actor
  In 1925 Jack Lemmon, actor
  In 1940 Ted Koppel, newscaster
        + Nick Nolte, actor
  In 1949 Brook Adams, actor
  In 1968 Gary Coleman, actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1587 Mary Queen of Scots executed.
  In 1693 Charter granted for College of William and Mary, second college in
          US.
  In 1861 Confederate States of America formed.
  In 1862 Battle of Roanoke Island.  Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound.
  In 1883 Louis Waterman begins experiments that invent the fountain pen.
  In 1908 Boy Scouts of America founded.
  In 1915 "Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles.
  In 1922 Radio arrives in the White House.
  In 1957 Public Library's bookmobile initiated in front of City Hall.
  In 1974 Skylab 4's astronauts land.
  In 1984 Soyuz T-10 is launched.

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

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