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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 9


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Interesting things that happened February 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1773 William Henry Harrison, 9th President (March 4-April 4, 1841)
  In 1847 Amy Lowell, poet
  In 1909 Dean Rusk, statesman
  In 1914 Carmen Miranda, singer, actor
        + Ernest Tubb, singer
  In 1923 Kathryn Grayson
  In 1928 Roger Mudd, newscaster
  In 1941 Carole King (in Brooklyn, NY), singer
  In 1943 Joe Pesci
  In 1944 Alice Walker
  In 1945 Mia Farrow (in Los Angeles, CA), actor (Hannah and Her Sisters)
  In 1949 Judith Light (in Trenton, NJ), actor (Who's the Boss)

Events worth noting:
  In 1861 Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens elected CSA Pres. and V.
          Pres.
  In 1877 U.S. Weather Service is founded.
  In 1885 First Japanese arrive in Hawaii.
  In 1894 The Hershey Bar is introduced.
  In 1895 Volleyball is invented by W.G. Morgan in Massachusetts.
  In 1943 Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal, ending epic WW II battle.
  In 1953 "Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres.
  In 1964 First appearance of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
  In 1969 The Boeing 747 takes its first commercial flight.
  In 1971 Apollo 14 returns to Earth.
  In 1975 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth.
  In 1990 Galileo makes its Venus flyby.

And remember ...
  Humpback Whale Awareness Month
  National Cherry Month
  National Snack Food Month
  Library Lovers' Month

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