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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 19


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Interesting things that happened January 19th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1736 James Watt, made the steam engine workable
  In 1807 Robert Edward Lee, General-in-Chief of all C.S. Armies
  In 1809 Edgar Allen Poe, writer
  In 1813 Sir Henry Bessemer, engineer, inventor
  In 1839 Paul Cezanne, painter
  In 1923 Jean Stapleton (in New York City), actor (All in the Family)
  In 1935 Tippi Hedren (in Minnesota), actor (The Birds)
  In 1942 Michael Crawford (in England), actor (Phantom of the Opera)
  In 1943 Janis Joplin (in Port Arthur, TX), singer
  In 1944 Shelly Fabares (in Santa Monica, CA), actor
  In 1946 Dolly Parton (in Tennessee), singer, actor
  In 1947 Ann Compton, TV news reporter
  In 1949 Robert Palmer, singer
  In 1951 Linda Hayden
  In 1953 Desi Arnaz, Jr., actor
  In 1962 Chris Sabo
  In 1966 Stefan Edberg

Events worth noting:
  In 1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
  In 1840 Captain Charles Wilkes sights Antarctica and claims it for the U.S.
  In 1861 Georgia becomes the fifth state to secede.
  In 1886 The Aurora Ski Club, first in U.S., is founded in Minnesota.
  In 1903 First regular transatlantic radio transmission between US and
          England.
  In 1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines.
  In 1955 "The Millionaire" TV program premiers.
  In 1975 China adopted the new constitution under Mao Tse Tsung.
  In 1977 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) is pardoned from her treason charge
          by U.S. President Gerald R. Ford.

And remember ...
  National Health and Nutrition Month
  National Book Month

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