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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 12


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Interesting things that happened February 12th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1809 Charles Darwin, evolutionist
        + Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
  In 1880 John L. Lewis, labor leader
  In 1893 Omar Bradley, "The GI General"
  In 1915 Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)
  In 1926 Joe Garagiola, baseball player, game show host
  In 1934 Bill Russell, basketball player
  In 1938 Judy Blume
  In 1946 Maud Adams (in Sweden)
  In 1953 Joanna Kerns
  In 1969 Josh Brolin

Events worth noting:
  In 1541 Santiago, Chile founded.
  In 1793 U.S. Congress passes the first fugitive slave law.
  In 1865 Rev. Dr. Henry Highland Garnet delivery a sermon to the House of
          Representatives commemorating the Union victories and deliverance
          slavery, making him the first African-American permitted in the U.S.
          House of Representatives.
  In 1879 First artificial ice rink in North America opens at Madison Square
          Garden, New York.
  In 1908 Anna Jeanes bequeathes $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all-girl.
        + First New York to Paris auto race (via Alaska and Siberia) begins.
          George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel.
  In 1915 Cornerstone laid for Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
  In 1924 Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres in Carnegie Hall.
  In 1934 Export-Import Bank incorporated.
  In 1945 San Francisco selected for site of first United Nations Conference.
  In 1998 Intel announces its first graphics chip, the i740.

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

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