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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 1

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Interesting things that happened January 1st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1735 Paul Revere, U.S. patriot and part-time jockey
  In 1745 General Anthony Wayne, military leader ("Mad Anthony")
  In 1752 Betsy Ross, flagmaker
  In 1864 Alfred Stieglitz (in Hoboken, New Jersey), photographer
  In 1879 E. M. Forster, novelist (A Passage to India, Howards End)
  In 1895 J. Edgar Hoover, Mr. FBI
  In 1900 Xavier Cugat, bandleader
  In 1909 Barry Goldwater, conservative senator
        + Dana Andrews, actor
  In 1911 Hank Greenberg, Detroit Tiger Hall of Famer
  In 1919 J. D. Salinger, author of "Catcher in the Rye"
        + Carole Landis
  In 1932 Terry Moore (in Los Angeles, CA)
  In 1943 Don Novello, actor, commedian (Father Guido Sarducci)
  In 1966 Michael Imperioli (in Mt Vernon, NY), actor (The Sopranos)

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Haiti and Sudan
        + The start of a new year...
        + ... but the bowl games are tomorrow!
        + Mummers' Parade in Philadelphia, PA
  In 1772 First traveller's checks are issued in London.
  In 1804 Haitian National Day -- Haiti gains its independence.
  In 1863 Battle of Galveston.
        + Emancipation Proclamation signed by A. Lincoln.
  In 1892 Brooklyn merged with New York to form present City of New York.
        + Ellis Island became the reception center for new immigrants.
  In 1898 Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of San Francisco Bay.
  In 1902 First Rose Bowl game held in Pasadena, California.
  In 1912 First running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles).
  In 1913 Post office begins parcel post deliveries.
  In 1934 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (US bank guarantees)
        + Alcatraz officially becomes a Federal Prison.
  In 1936 First newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune.
  In 1948 First newsreel in color, Pasadena, CA.
  In 1954 The Rose and Cotton Bowl are the first sport colorcasts.
  In 1956 Sudan gains its independence.
  In 1957 International Geophysical Year
  In 1958 European Economic Community (EEC) starts operation.
  In 1962 Beatles Decca audition
  In 1965 International Cooperation Year
  In 1971 Cigarette advertisements banned on TV.
  In 1972 International Book Year
  In 1974 World Population Year
  In 1975 International Women's Year
  In 1979 International Year of the Child
  In 1980 Decade of Water and Sanitation
  In 1981 International Year for Disabled
  In 1983 World Communications Year
  In 1984 AT&T's 22 Bell System companies turned into 8 regional companies.
          under divestisure order.
  In 1985 International Youth Year
  In 1986 International Peace Year
  In 1987 International Year of Shelter
  In 1991 Samuel "Buck" Ram, composer and manager for The Platters, dies at

And remember ...
  National Celebration of Life Month

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