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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 19


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Interesting things that happened February 19th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1473 Nicolaus Copernicus (in Poland), astronomer
  In 1911 Merle Oberon (in Tasmania)
  In 1912 Stan Kenton, band leader
  In 1916 Eddie Arcaro, jockey
  In 1924 Lee Marvin, actor
  In 1940 Smokey Robinson, singer
  In 1955 Margaux Hemingway (in Portland, Oregon), actor, grand-daughter of
          Ernest
  In 1960 Prince Andrew, royalty
  In 1962 Hana Mandlikova
  In 1966 Justine Bateman (in Rye, NY), actor (Family Ties)

Events worth noting:
  In 1864 The Knights of Pythias' first lodge was formed in Washington D.C.
  In 1878 Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph.
  In 1945 Brotherhood Day.
        + Marines land on Iwo Jima.
  In 1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino ("Tokyo Rose").

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

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