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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 15


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Interesting things that happened January 15th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1906 Aristotle Onassis, industrialist and shipping magnate
  In 1908 Edward Teller, fathered the H-bomb
  In 1913 Lloyd Bridges, actor
  In 1918 Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian leader
  In 1919 S. Kovalevskaya
  In 1926 Chuck Berry, musician and father of rock-n-roll
        + Maria Schell (in Vienna, Austria), actor (Space 1999)
  In 1929 Martin Luther King, Jr., social leader and dreamer
  In 1931 Charo (in Spain), guitarist, entertainer, coochee-coochee
  In 1937 Margaret O'Brien (in San Diego, CA)
  In 1946 Janet Lennon (in Culver City, IA), singer (Lennon Sisters)

Events worth noting:
  In 1861 Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis, forming base for his
          elevator company.
  In 1863 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal.
  In 1865 Ft. Fisher falls to Federal troops.
  In 1870 Donkey first used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly.
  In 1907 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr. Lee de Forest.
  In 1927 Dunbarton Bridge, first bridge in Bay Area, opens.
  In 1934 Earthquake in India (8.4 on the Richter scale, 10,700 dead).
  In 1939 Municipal Railway and Market Street Railroad begin service to the
          Transbay Transit (East Bay) Terminal.
  In 1943 1,000 workers complete the air conditioning system for the Pentagon.
  In 1948 The Pentagon Building in Washington is completed.
  In 1967 CBS and NBC both broadcast Super Bowl I.
  In 1969 Soyuz 5 is launched.
  In 1970 Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi led a bloodless coup against the monarchy
          to become premier of Libya.
  In 1973 Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at the Vatican.
  In 1974 "Happy Days" premiers.
  In 1981 "Hill Street Blues" premiers.

And remember ...
  National Celebration of Life Month

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