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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 24


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Interesting things that happened February 24th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1786 Wilhelm Karl Grimm, story teller
  In 1836 Winslow Homer, painter
  In 1885 Admiral Chester Nimitz, in charge of Pacific Fleet in WWII
  In 1890 Marjorie Main
  In 1930 Barbara Lawrence
  In 1938 James Farentino, actor
  In 1944 Sheila Larkin (in New York City)
  In 1947 Edward James Olmos, actor
  In 1955 Steven Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer
  In 1957 Phil McConkey, football player (wide receiver, NY Giants)

Events worth noting:
  In 1837 First US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport.
  In 1857 Los Angeles Vineyard Society organized.
  In 1863 Forrest's raid on Brentwood, Tennessee.
  In 1868 U.S. President Andrew Johnson is impeached.
  In 1942 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German).
  In 1949 First rocket to reach outer space launched at White Sands, NM.
  In 1964 Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship.
  In 1980 USA beats Finland and wins the Olympic Gold Medal (4-2).
  In 1986 Voyager 2, first Uranus flyby.
  In 1989 Funeral for Japan's Emperor Hirohito costs his government $80-
          million dollars, attracts all major world leaders.
        + United Airlines 747 jet rips open in flight from Honolulu to New
          Zealand, 9 passengers sucked out of plane; many others injured.
  In 1991 U.S.-led forces launch a ground invasion of Kuwait and Iraq.

And remember ...
  Humpback Whale Awareness Month
  National Cherry Month
  National Snack Food Month
  Library Lovers' Month

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