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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 22


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Interesting things that happened February 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1732 George Washington, father figure for U.S., President (1789-1796)
  In 1749 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist and first biographer of Bach
  In 1810 Frederic Chopin, composer
  In 1857 Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts
  In 1892 Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet
  In 1907 Robert Young, actor (Dr. Marcus Welby)
        + Sheldon Leonard
  In 1932 Edward Kennedy, U.S. Senator, often-time presidential hopeful
  In 1950 Julie Walters
        + Julius Erving, hoopster
  In 1959 Kyle McLachlan, actor (Dune, Twin Peaks)
  In 1975 Drew Barrymore, actor, member of the Barrymore clan

Events worth noting:
  In 1784 Empress of China sets sail on first New York to China route.
  In 1879 First 5 and 10 cent store opened by F.W. Woolworth in Utica, NY.
  In 1900 Hawaii becomes a US Territory.
  In 1907 First cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.
  In 1913 Lowell High School opens (on its first campus).
  In 1924 First presidential radio address (Calvin Coolidge).
  In 1979 Billy Martin named manager of the Oakland A's.
  In 1980 USA beats the Russians in Olympic Hockey (4-3).

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

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