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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 25


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Interesting things that happened February 25th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1841 Renoir, painter
  In 1873 Enrico Caruso (in Italy), singer
  In 1888 John Foster Dulles, former Secretary of State (under Eisenhower)
  In 1904 Adele Davis, health nut
  In 1910 Millicent Fenwick
  In 1936 Linda Cristal (in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  In 1938 Diane Baker (in Hollywood, CA)
  In 1943 George Harrison, singer (Beatles)

Events worth noting:
  In 1838 A London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward and 20 miles forward in
          8 hours.  Chuck Barris wasn't even born yet!
  In 1870 Hiram Rhoades Revels becomes the first African American congressman.
  In 1913 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax.
  In 1919 Oregon is first state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon).
  In 1930 Bank check photographing device patented.
  In 1933 USS Ranger, first US ship build from the keel up as an aircraft
          carrier, is launched.
  In 1940 First televised hockey game, NY City.
  In 1968 San Francisco newspaper strike ends.
  In 1972 Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single.
  In 1977 Soyuz 24 returns to Earth.
  In 1979 Soyuz 32 is launched.
  In 1986 Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines.
  In 1994 Israeli settler shoots 29 Palestine worshippers in the Cave of the
          Patriarchs in Hebron in revenge for a massacre of Jews in 1929.

And remember ...
  International Friendship Month
  National Children's Dental Health Month
  Chocolate Month

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