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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 28


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Interesting things that happened February 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1894 Ben Hecht, author
  In 1915 Zero Mostel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  In 1926 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin
  In 1928 Betty Ackermann, actor (Ben Casey)
  In 1930 Gavin MacLeod, actor (Love Boat, Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  In 1942 Brian Jones, guitarist (Rolling Stones)
  In 1945 Mimsy Farmer (in Chicago, IL)
  In 1947 Stephane Beacham
  In 1948 Bernadette Peters (in Queens, New York), actor, Tony winner
  In 1952 Melissa Babish (in South Carolina), olympic athlete

Events worth noting:
  In 1827 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) charter granted.
  In 1849 First steamship enters San Francisco Bay.
  In 1854 Republican Party formed at Ripon, Wisconsin.
  In 1883 First vaudeville theater opens.
  In 1888 Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes.
  In 1914 Construction begins on the Tower of Jewels for the Panama Pacific
          International Exposition of 1915 (San Francisco, CA).
  In 1940 First televised basketball game, NY City.
  In 1956 Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory.
  In 1970 Bicycles now permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge.
  In 1983 The final episode of TV show "M*A*S*H."
  In 1989 Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley, CA, which stocked "Satanic Verses" by
          Salmon Rushdie, is firebombed.
  In 1993 81 agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
          raided the Branch Davidian complex at Waco, Texas.  A two-month siege
          begins.

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

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