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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 27


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Interesting things that happened February 27th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (in Portland, Maine), poet
  In 1897 Marian Anderson, singer
  In 1902 John Steinbeck, writer
  In 1910 Joan Bennett (in New Jersey)
  In 1917 John Connally, former Texas governor
  In 1930 Joanne Woodward (in Thomasville, GA), actor, wife of Paul Newman
  In 1932 Elizabeth Taylor (in London, England), actor, had many husbands
  In 1933 Malcolm Wallop, Republican senator from Wyoming
  In 1934 Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, Corvair persecutor
  In 1939 Barbara Babcock
  In 1940 Howard Hesseman, actor (WKRP in Cincinnati)
  In 1943 Mary Frann, actor (Bob Newhart Show)
  In 1980 Chelsea Clinton, First Daughter

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day, celebrated in the Dominican Republic
  In 1700 Pacific island of New Britain discovered.
  In 1801 Washington DC placed under Congressial jurisdiction.
  In 1844 Dominican Republic gains its independence.
  In 1864 Near Andersonville, GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter".
  In 1865 Skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri.
  In 1883 Oscar Hammerstein patents first practical cigar-rolling machine.
  In 1922 Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment (woman's right
          to vote).
  In 1933 Reichstag building in Berlin was set afire, Nazis blame Communists.
  In 1939 Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes.
  In 1949 Chaim Weizmann becomes the first Israeli president.
  In 1972 President Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued the Shanghai
          Communique.
  In 1973 American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota.
  In 1982 Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta.
  In 1991 The Persian Gulf War officially came to an end.
  In 1998 Apple discontinues developing Newton computer.

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

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