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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 11


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Interesting things that happened January 11th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1755 Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the US Treasury
  In 1807 Ezra Cornell, founded Western Union Telegraph and Cornell University
  In 1842 William James, Philospher
  In 1926 Grant Tinker, television mogul
  In 1934 Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada (1993-)
  In 1941 Bobby Goldsboro, singer
  In 1946 Naomi Judd, singer
  In 1952 Ben Crenshaw, golfer
  In 1957 Darryl Dawkins

Events worth noting:
  In 1569 First lottery is held in England, at St. Paul's Cathedral.
  In 1813 First pineapples planted in Hawaii.
  In 1861 Alabama becomes fourth state to secede.
  In 1863 Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama and USS Hatteras
        + Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft. Hindman, Arkansas.
  In 1892 Hawaii Historical Society founded.
  In 1915 Jacob Ruppert and Huston purchase Yankees for $460,000
  In 1922 At Toronto General Hospital, 14-year old Leonard Thompson receives
          the world's first insulin injection for the treatment of diabetes.
  In 1935 Amelia Earhart flies from Hawaii to California (non-stop, of
          course).
  In 1963 Beatles release "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why".
  In 1975 Soyuz 17 is launched.
  In 1978 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 & Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft
          link).
  In 1983 Billy Martin named Yankee manager for the third time.

And remember ...
  National Diet Month
  National Love Yourself Month

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