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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 14


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Interesting things that happened February 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1882 John Barrymore (according to birth certificate), actor
  In 1894 Benjamin Kubelski (AKA Jack Benny), actor, comedian
  In 1913 James Pike, clergyman
        + Mel Allen, sportscaster
        + Jimmy Hoffa, missing labor leader
  In 1931 Phyllis McGuirre, singer (The McGuirre Sisters)
  In 1934 Florence Henderson (in Indiana), actor (The Brady Bunch)
  In 1944 Carl Berstein
  In 1946 Gregory Hines, actor, dancer
  In 1949 Ewa Aulin

Events worth noting:
        + St. Valentine's Day
  In 1859 Oregon becomes the 33rd state.
  In 1876 Bell files an application for a patent for the telephone.
  In 1889 First trainload of oranges leaves Los Angeles for the east.
  In 1912 Arizona becomes the 48th state.
  In 1918 USSR calendar conversion.
  In 1924 Thomas Watson start International Business Machines.
  In 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed by
          rivals disguised as cops (The Night Chicago Died).
  In 1954 Sen. John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press".
  In 1961 Element 103, lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley, California lab.
  In 1962 Mrs. Kennedy gives the TV audience a tour of the White House.
  In 1972 John and Yoko guest-host The Mike Douglas Show for the entire week.
  In 1978 First "microcomputer on a chip" is patented by Texas Instruments.
  In 1989 Skyphone, first satellite-based telephone services, begins
          operation.
  In 1990 Voyager 1, takes "Family Portrait" images of solar system.

And remember ...
  Great American Pies Month
  National Blah Buster Month
  National Macadamia Nut Month
  Wise Health Consumer Month

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