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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 21


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Interesting things that happened January 21st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1743 John Fitch, had a working steamboat years before Fulton
  In 1813 John C. Fremont, mapmaker and explorer of Western US
  In 1815 Horace Wells, dentist, pioneer in use of medical anaesthesia
  In 1824 Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Second Corps, ANV
  In 1924 Benny Hill, comedian
  In 1925 Telly Savalas, actor
  In 1940 Jack Nicklaus, golfer
  In 1941 Placido Domingo, singer (tenor)
  In 1957 Geena Davis, actor

Events worth noting:
        + National Hugging Day
  In 1793 Louis XVI is executed by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution.
  In 1813 The pineapple is introduced to Hawaii.
  In 1908 New York City regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in
          public.
  In 1924 Vladimir Lenin dies of a brain hemorrhage at the age of fifty-four.
  In 1945 Allied forces succeed in forcing the German army back to its
          original line in Belgium's Ardennes Forest, ending the Battle of the
          Bulge.
  In 1954 Nautilus, first atomic powered submarine launched at Groton, Conn.
        + First gas turbine automobile exhibited - NY city
  In 1967 Ann Sheridan dies at age 51
  In 1976 First commercial flights on the supersonic Concorde.
  In 1979 Neptune temporarily becomes the outermost planet (Pluto moves
          closer).

And remember ...
  National Bathtub Safety Month

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