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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 9


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Interesting things that happened January 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1870 Joseph B. Strauss, civil engineer and builder of Golden Gate Bridge
  In 1898 Gracie Fields
  In 1901 Chic Young, creator of the "Blondie" comic strip
  In 1902 Rudolph Bing, opera manager
  In 1904 George Balanchine, dancer-choreographer
  In 1913 Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President (1969-1974)
  In 1941 Joan Baez (in Staten Island, NY), folk singer
        + Susannah York (in London, England), actor
  In 1945 Jimmy Page, musician (Led Zeppelin)
  In 1951 Crystal Gayle (in Kentucky), singer
        + Rosalyn Kind (in Brooklyn, NY), singer

Events worth noting:
  In 1788 Connecticut becomes the 5th state.
  In 1793 First balloon flight in North America.
  In 1799 First income tax imposed, in England.
  In 1839 The daguerrotype process announced at French Academy of Science.
  In 1847 First San Francisco paper, 'California Star', published.
  In 1848 First commercial bank in San Francisco established.
  In 1861 Mississippi becomes second state to secede.
  In 1903 AL Baltimore baseball team bought, to move to NY for $18,000.
  In 1915 Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated in San Francisco, CA.
  In 1936 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army.
  In 1945 As he vowed, General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines.
  In 1978 Iranian Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi's police fire on unarmed
          demonstrators in Qum seeking a return to the 1906 constitution and
          freedom of speech. The Islamic Revolution begins.
  In 1982 5.9 earthquake in New England/Canada; last one was in 1855.

And remember ...
  National Egg Month
  National Eyecare Month

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