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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 16


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Interesting things that happened January 16th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1909 Ethel Merman, singer, actor (Everything's Coming Up Roses!)
  In 1911 Dizzy Dean, baseball player
  In 1924 Katy Jurado (in Mexico)
  In 1934 Marilyn Horne (in Pennsylvania)
  In 1935 A. J. Foyt, automotive racer
  In 1944 Ronnie Milsap, singer
  In 1950 Debbie Allen, actor (Fame, Ragtime), director
  In 1960 Sade, singer

Events worth noting:
        + National Hat Day
        + National Nothing Day
  In 1864 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee.
  In 1865 Aftermath of Ft. Fisher, Ft. Caswell is abandoned and blown up.
        + San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle started (now San Francisco
          Chronicle)
  In 1887 San Francisco's Cliff House is badly damaged when a cargo of
          gunpowder on the schooner "Parallel" explodes nearby.
  In 1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, went into effect (repealed in 1933).
  In 1956 Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine.
  In 1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth.
  In 1991 At 6:40pm EST, allied forces under US command attacked Iraq.

And remember ...
  National Egg Month
  National Eyecare Month

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