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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 2


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Interesting things that happened January 2nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1647 Nathaniel Bacon
  In 1912 Ann Sothern, actor
  In 1920 Isaac Asimov, scientist-writer
  In 1927 Richard Belmont Ray, Democratic Rep. from Georgia
  In 1939 Jim Bakker, televangelist, con-man

Events worth noting:
        + Betsy Ross Day
  In 1492 Granada, the last Moorish bastion in Spain, falls to the armies of
          Isabella and Ferdinand, ending The Reconquista.
  In 1788 Georgia becomes the 4th state.
  In 1863 Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's river) ends.
  In 1890 Alice Sanger becomes first female White House staffer.
  In 1917 Royal Bank of Canada took over the Quebec Bank.
  In 1921 DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens.
  In 1933 Bruins beat Rangers in NY 13-3.
  In 1935 Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for kidnap-murder of Charles
          Lindberg's baby.
  In 1936 First electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, MO.
  In 1942 Japanese occupied Manila.
        + 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace.
  In 1955 President Jose Antonio Remon of Panama assassinated.
  In 1957 The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge.
  In 1968 Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first successful heart
          transplant.
  In 1986 19.166 million shares traded in the New York Stock Exchange.

And remember ...
  National Egg Month
  National Eyecare Month

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