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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 14


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Interesting things that happened January 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1741 Benedict Arnold, revolutionary general and fink
  In 1806 Matthew Fontaine Maury, Confederate Naval Commander
  In 1875 Albert Schweitzer, doctor, humanitarian, organist
  In 1892 Hal Roach, early film director and producer
  In 1920 Andy Rooney, humorist
  In 1932 Catarina Valente (in Paris, France)
  In 1940 Julian Bond
  In 1941 Faye Dunaway (in Florida), actor
  In 1957 Humphrey Bogart dies in his sleep following an operation.
  In 1963 Steven Soderbergh
  In 1969 Jason Bateman

Events worth noting:
  In 1690 The clarinet is invented in Nuremberg, Germany.
  In 1781 A partial end of the Revolutionary War in 1781 with the surrender of
          Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia.
  In 1784 The Revolutionary War formally ends with the ratification of The
          Treaty of Paris by the U.S. Congress.
  In 1914 Henry Ford introduces the Assembly Line for his cars.
  In 1936 L.M. "Mario" Giannini elected president of Bank of America.
  In 1939 All commercial ferry service to the San Francisco East Bay ends.
  In 1952 "Today" show premieres on NBC.
  In 1969 Soyuz 4 is launched.
  In 1990 "The Simpsons" premieres.

And remember ...
  National Bathtub Safety Month

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