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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 6


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Interesting things that happened January 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1412 Joan of Arc, military leader, martyr, saint
  In 1811 Charles Sumner, leading reconstruction senator
  In 1854 Fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, according several sources
  In 1878 Carl Sandburg, poet
  In 1882 Samuel Rayburn, Speaker of the House (1940 - 1957)
  In 1883 Gibran Kahlil Gibran, philosopher, poet
  In 1911 Joey Adams (in New York City), entertainer
  In 1913 Loretta Young (in Salt Lake City, UT), actor (born Gretchen Michaela
          Young)
  In 1914 Danny Thomas (in Deerfield, MI), entertainer (born Amos Muzyad
          Jacobs (Jahoob)
  In 1920 Sun Myung Moon, evangelist
  In 1934 Sylvia Sims
  In 1944 Bonnie Franklin (in Santa Monica, CA), actor
  In 1955 Rowan Atkinson, actor (Black Adder, Mr. Bean)
  In 1957 Nancy Lopez, golf professional

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of the Epiphany  (Twelfth Night of Christmas)
  In 1681 First recorded boxing match takes place in England, between Duke of
          Albemarle's butler and his butcher.
  In 1838 Samuel Morse made first public demonstration of telegraph.
  In 1861 New York City Mayor proposes it become a free city, trading with
          both the North and South.
  In 1884 Gregor Mendel, Augustine monk and heredity pioneer, died.
  In 1898 First telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake.
  In 1912 New Mexico becomes the 47th state.
  In 1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.
  In 1918 Mathematician Georg Cantor dies.
  In 1919 Theodore Roosevelt dies at Sagamore Hill.
  In 1930 First diesel engine automobile trip completed.
  In 1936 Barbara Hanley became Canada's first woman mayor (Webbwood,
          Ontario).
  In 1941 "Four Freedoms" speech by FDR.
  In 1942 First around the world flight by Pan Am "Pacific Clipper".
  In 1980 Jimmy Carter signs a bill authorizing the largest-ever federal
          bailout -- a $1.2 billion loan gaurantee for the failing Chrysler
          Corporation.

And remember ...
  National Bald Eagle Watch Month

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