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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 7


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Interesting things that happened January 7th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1745 Jacques Montgolfier, co-inventor (with brother) of hot air balloon
  In 1800 Millard Fillmore, noneventful 13th President (1850-1853)
  In 1845 King Ludwig III of Bavaria
  In 1912 Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family)
  In 1922 Vincent Gardenia, actor (L.A. Law, All in the Family, The Hustler)
        + Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutist
  In 1928 William Blatty, screenwriter (The Exorcist, A Shot in the Dark)
  In 1938 Paul Revere, singer (Paul Revere and The Raiders)
  In 1939 Maury Povich, talk show host (Maury, A Current Affair), husband of
          newscaster Connie Chung
  In 1947 Jann Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
  In 1948 Kenny Loggins, singer
  In 1952 Erin Gray, actor (Starman, Silver Spoons)
  In 1957 Katie Couric, news host
  In 1964 Nicholas Cage (Nicholas Coppola), actor (The Rock, Raising Arizona)

Events worth noting:
  In 1610 Galileo discovers the 4 major moons of Jupiter.
  In 1714 The typewriter is patented (it was built years later).
  In 1782 The Bank of North America opened at Philadelphia, making it the
          first commercial bank in the U.S.
  In 1785 Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr. John Jeffries make the first balloon
          flight across the English Channel, flying from England to France.
  In 1789 First national presidental election in the U.S.
  In 1822 First printing in Hawaii.
  In 1862 Romney Campaign.  Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, West Virg.
  In 1894 W.K. Dickson received a patent for motion picture film.
  In 1896 Fanny Farmer publishes her first cookbook.
  In 1904 The distress signal, "CQD," was established this day. (It was later
          replaced by "SOS," which was easier to transmit.)
  In 1924 George Gershwin completes "Rhapsody in Blue."
  In 1926 George Burns and Gracie Allen are married (by a Justice of the
          Peace) in Cleveland, Ohio.
  In 1927 Commercial transatlantic telephone service begins between New York
          and London.
  In 1929 "Tarzan", one of the first adventure comic strips, appears.
  In 1942 Start of the Japanese seige of Bataan.
  In 1953 Pres. Truman announces US has developed hydrogen bomb.
  In 1963 First Class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents.
  In 1967 TV Show "The Newlywed Game" premieres.
  In 1968 First Class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents.
  In 1972 Lewis Powell Jr. and William Rehnquist join U.S. Supreme Court.
  In 1992 AT&T releases video-telephone.
  In 1999 U.S. Senate begins trial of Bill Clinton, 2nd U.S. president ever to
          be impeached.

And remember ...
  National Bathtub Safety Month

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