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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 20


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Interesting things that happened February 20th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1898 Enzo Ferrari, car designer and manufacturer
  In 1902 Ansel Adams, knows how to handle a camera
  In 1924 Gloria Vanderbilt, fashion designer (Don't my jeans look great!)
  In 1925 Robert Altman, director (M*A*S*H)
  In 1927 Sidney Poitier, actor
  In 1931 Amanda Blake, actor (Gunsmoke)
  In 1934 Bobby Unser, auto racer
  In 1937 Nancy Wilson (in Chillicothe, Ohio), singer
  In 1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie (in Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan), songwriter,
          actor
  In 1942 Phil Esposito
  In 1946 Sandy Duncan (in Texas), actor
  In 1949 Jennifer O'Neill (in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), actor
  In 1954 Patty Hearst (in San Francisco, CA), famous kidnap hostage
  In 1955 Jeff Daniels, actor
  In 1966 Cindy Crawford, model

Events worth noting:
  In 1673 First recorded wine auction held in London.
  In 1807 Former U.S. VP Aaron Burr is arrested on charges of plotting to
          annex Spanish territory in Mexico and Louisiana in order to establish
          an independant republic.
  In 1847 A relief party reaches the Donner Party in the Sierra Nevada Mnts.
  In 1864 Battle of Olustee, Florida.
  In 1873 University of California gets its first Med School (UC/SF).
  In 1901 First territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes.
  In 1902 Heavy surf breaks over San Francisco's Seal Rocks and damages Sutro
          Baths.
  In 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco.
  In 1931 Congress allows California to build the Oakland-Bay Bridge.
  In 1937 First automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, Ca
  In 1945 The 1st wave of U.S. Marines storm on to Iwo Jima.
  In 1962 John Glenn aboard Friendship 7, is first American to orbit the
          Earth.
  In 1965 Ranger 8 launched (moon impact mission).
  In 1972 President Nixon visits China.

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

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