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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 10


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Interesting things that happened February 10th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1775 Charles Lamb (in England), writer
  In 1868 William Allen White, editor
  In 1893 William (Bill) Tilden, tennis player
        + Jimmy Durante, comedian
  In 1894 Harold Macmillan, statesman
  In 1898 Judith Anderson
        + Bertolt Brecht
  In 1922 Neva Patterson
  In 1927 Leontyne Price, singer
  In 1930 Robert Wagner (in Detroit, Mich.), actor
  In 1940 Roberta Flack (in North Carolina), singer
  In 1950 Mark Spitz, swimmer
  In 1955 Greg Norman
  In 1963 Len Dykstra

Events worth noting:
  In 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War.
  In 1870 City of Anaheim, CA incorporated (first time).
        + YWCA is founded in New York City.
  In 1879 First electric arc light used (in California Theater).
  In 1923 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen dies at Würzburg, Germany.
  In 1942 Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo" goes gold.
  In 1962 Soviet spy Col. Rudolph Abel is exchanged for U.S. spy Capt. Francis
          Gary Powers.
  In 1967 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability and Succession) is in
          effect.
  In 1976 U.S. Officials confirm that the Soviets had trained microwave
          radiation on the American embassy in Moscow, causing health problems.

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

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