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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 21


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Interesting things that happened February 21st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1915 Ann Sheridan, actor
  In 1927 Erma Bombeck (in Ohio), humorist
  In 1931 Larry Hagman, actor
  In 1933 Nina Simone (in Tyron, NC)
  In 1936 Barbara Jordan (in Houston, TX), politician
  In 1943 David Geffen
  In 1946 Tyne Daly (in Madison, WI), actor (Cagney and Lacey)

Events worth noting:
        + President's Day, a legal holiday
  In 1804 First self-propelled locomotive on rails demonstrated, in Wales.
  In 1841 First known US patent for a sewing machine (John Greenough,
          Washington, DC)
  In 1858 First electric burglar alarm is installed in Boston, Mass.
  In 1862 Confederate victory at the Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico.
  In 1874 Oakland Daily Tribune begins publication.
  In 1878 First Telephone book is issued, in New Haven, Conn.
  In 1885 Washington Monument dedicated in Washington, DC.
  In 1916 WW I Battle of Verdun begins.
  In 1932 Camera exposure meter patented, W. N. Goodwin.
  In 1947 First instant develop camera demonstrated in NY City by E. H. Land.
  In 1965 Malcolm X assassinated.
  In 1972 Richard Nixon first American president to visit China.
  In 1981 Charles Rocket clearly says a four-letter word on Saturday Night
          Live.

And remember ...
  Creative Romance Month
  National Black History Month
  National Grapefruit Month
  Sinus Pain Awareness Month

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