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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 3


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Interesting things that happened January 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In    0 106BC Cicero, Roman statesman
  In 1793 Lucretia Coffin Mott, woman's rights leader
  In 1840 Father Damien, helped the lepers in Hawaii
  In 1883 Earl Clement Attlee, British statesman
  In 1892 J.R.R. Tolkien, linguist, author (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings)
  In 1908 Ray Milland, actor
  In 1909 Victor Borge, pianist, comedian
  In 1916 Betty Furness (in New York City)
  In 1918 Maxine Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sisters)
  In 1928 Jeanne Moreau (in Paris, France)
  In 1939 Bobby Hull, hockey player
  In 1945 Steven Stills, musician
  In 1947 Melanie (Safka) (in Astoria, Queens)
  In 1960 Joan Chen, actor (The Last Emperor, Twin Peaks)

Events worth noting:
  In 1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church.
  In 1777 Washington defeats British at Princeton, NJ.
  In 1852 First Chinese immigrants arrive in Hawaii.
  In 1861 Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join the Confederacy.
  In 1862 Romney Campaign.  Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester.
  In 1870 Work on Brooklyn Bridge begun (completed on May 24, 1883).
  In 1888 First drinking straw is patented by M.C. Stone in Washington, D.C.
  In 1912 Southern Pacific RR offers to bring the Liberty Bell to the
          Exposition without charge.
  In 1920 NY Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from the Red Sox.
  In 1921 Turkey makes peace with Armenia.
  In 1929 27 year old William S. Paley becomes president of CBS.
  In 1941 Canada and the US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease).
  In 1943 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa.
        + First missing persons telecast, NY City.
  In 1946 William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) hanged in Britain, for treason.
  In 1957 First electric watch introduced at Lancaster, PA.
  In 1958 Sir Edmund Hillary reached South Pole overland.
  In 1959 Alaska becomes the 49th state.
  In 1961 U.S. breaks relations with Cuba.
  In 1973 George Steinbrenner III buys the Yankees from CBS for $12 million.
  In 1977 Apple Computer incorporated.

And remember ...
  National Oatmeal Month
  International Get Over It Month

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