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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 16


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Interesting things that happened February 16th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1823 Brig. Gen. John D. Imboden, organized First Virginia Partisan
          Rangers
  In 1838 Henry Adams, historian
  In 1884 Robert Flaherty, father of the documentary film
  In 1886 Van Wyck Brooks, writer
  In 1903 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist
  In 1920 Patty Andrews (in Minneapolis, MN)
  In 1956 James Ingram
  In 1959 Kelly Tripucka
        + John McEnroe, tennis player, brat
  In 1961 Andy Taylor

Events worth noting:
  In 1883 Ladies Home Journal begins publication.
  In 1909 First subway car with side doors goes into service (New York).
  In 1914 First airplane flight to Los Angeles from San Francisco.
  In 1923 Howard Carter finds the Pharoah Tutankhamun.
  In 1937 Nylon patented by W. H. Carothers.
  In 1938 US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized.
  In 1945 US forces land on Corregidor (complete conquest on March 3).
  In 1946 First commercially designed helicopter tested at Bridgeport, CT.
  In 1951 San Francisco City Hall dome fire causes $10,000 damage.
  In 1959 Fidel Castro assumes power in Cuba.
  In 1961 First all solid propellant rocket put into orbit from Wallops
          Island, VA.
  In 1964 Beatles' second appearance on Ed Sullivan show.
  In 1978 First Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago).

And remember ...
  Human Relations Month
  National Cat Health Month
  National Meat Month
  Creative Romance Month

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