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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 10


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Interesting things that happened January 10th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1738 Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War fighter (lead the Green Mtn Boys)
  In 1877 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, invented the elecrostatic precipitator,
          used for polution control and air ionizers.
  In 1883 Florence Reed, actor
        + Francis X. Bushman, actor
  In 1887 Robinson Jeffers, poet
  In 1904 Ray Bolger, actor (Wizard of Oz, The Runner Stumbles)
  In 1925 Max Roach, jazz drummer
  In 1926 June Haver
  In 1927 Gisele MacKenzie (in Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  In 1945 Rod Stewart, singer
  In 1953 Pat Benatar (in Brooklyn, NY), singer ("Hell is for Children")

Events worth noting:
  In 1776 "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published.
  In 1840 The Penny Post mail system is started.
  In 1861 Florida is the third state to secede from the Union.
  In 1863 First underground railway opens in London.
  In 1910 First international air meet is held in Los Angeles.
  In 1911 First photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego.
  In 1920 League of Nations established.
  In 1944 First mobile electric power plant delivered, Philadelphia PA.
  In 1945 Los Angeles Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close.
  In 1946 First radar signal to moon, Belmar, NJ.
  In 1949 The first Jewish family show, "The Goldbergs", begins broadcasting.
        + RCA introduces 45 RPM record.
  In 1951 First jet passenger trip made.
  In 1964 "That Was The Week That Was" premiers.
  In 1978 Soyuz 27 is launched.

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

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