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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 13


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Interesting things that happened January 13th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1808 Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice
  In 1834 Horatio Alger, Jr., author, minister
  In 1884 Sophie Tucker, entertainer
  In 1913 Ralph Edwards
  In 1919 Robert Stack, actor
  In 1925 Gwen Verdon (in Los Angeles, CA)
  In 1931 Charles Nelson Reilly, actor
  In 1943 Richard Moll, actor (Night Court)
  In 1955 Jay McInerney
  In 1961 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actor (SNL)
  In 1970 Keith Coogan

Events worth noting:
  In 1501 The first vernacular hymnal published at Prague.
  In 1695 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest.
  In 1854 Anthony Foss obtains patent for the Accordion.
  In 1865 Federal forces attacked Ft. Fisher, North Carolina.
  In 1896 First X-ray photo in US (Dr. Henry Smith, Davidson, NC).
  In 1906 First "radio set" advertised (in Scientific American) ... claimed to
          receive signals up to ONE MILE. Price: $7.50.
  In 1910 First broadcast of a singing voice (Erico Caruso) transmitted.
  In 1920 NY Times editorial says rockets can never fly outside the
          atmosphere.
  In 1923 Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, future "Queen Mum," accepts Albert, Duke
          of York's marriage proposal.
  In 1939 Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert dies.
  In 1966 First black in presidental cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C. Weaver)
  In 1969 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
  In 1978 Yankee manager Joe McCarthy dies at 90
  In 1985 Actor Carol Wayne dies at age 42.
  In 1989 "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in
          Britain.

And remember ...
  National Bald Eagle Watch Month

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