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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 13


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Interesting things that happened February 13th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1805 David Dudley Field, lawyer whose advocacy of law codification had
          international effects
  In 1885 Bess Truman, married to President Harry S Truman
  In 1892 Grant Wood, painter of the American Gothic
  In 1919 Ernie Ford, singer
  In 1920 Eileen Farrell (in Willimantic, Conn.)
  In 1933 Emanuel Ungaro, fashion designer
  In 1934 George Segal, actor, banjo player
  In 1942 Carol Lynley (in New York City)
  In 1944 Stockard Channing (in New York)

Events worth noting:
  In 1864 Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek and Wyatt, Mississippi.
  In 1867 "Blue Danube" waltz premiers in Vienna.
  In 1895 Moving picture projector is patented.
  In 1937 "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
          and fine detail drawing.  Thanks Hal.
  In 1955 Israel acquires 4 of the 7 dead sea scrolls.

And remember ...
  Creative Romance Month
  National Black History Month
  National Grapefruit Month
  Sinus Pain Awareness Month

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