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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 15


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Interesting things that happened February 15th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1564 Galileo Galilei, astronomer
  In 1797 Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker
  In 1803 John Augustus Sutter, owned the mill of California Gold Rush fame
  In 1809 Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor
  In 1820 Susan B. Anthony, Woman's suffaregette
  In 1882 John Barrymore (according to family bible), actor
  In 1927 Harvey Korman, actor
  In 1931 Claire Bloom (in London, England)
  In 1933 Susan Brownmiller
  In 1943 Florinda Bolkan
  In 1947 Marisa Berenson (in New York)
  In 1951 Jane Seymour (in Middlesex, England), actor
        + Melissa Manchester (in Bronx, NY), singer

Events worth noting:
        + Lupercalia -- Roman festival to ensure fertility for the people,
        + fields, and flocks
  In 1861 Fort Point completed and garrisoned; Alcatraz Is. becomes a military
          prison.
  In 1862 Grant's major assault on Ft. Donelson, Tennessee.
  In 1869 Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped.
  In 1898 USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown.
  In 1903 First Teddy Bear introduced in America.  Made by Morris and Rose
          Michtom, Russian immigrants.
  In 1917 San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch at Civic Center)
          dedicated.
  In 1954 First bevatron in operation - Berkeley, California.
  In 1955 Production announced-first pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds.
  In 1988 Physicist Richard Feynman dies.

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

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