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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 22


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Interesting things that happened January 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1561 Francis Bacon, philosopher, essayist, possibly even Shakespeare
  In 1788 Lord Byron (in England), poet
  In 1904 George Balanchine, choreographer extraordinaire
  In 1909 Ann Sothern, actor, voice of 'My Mother The Car'
        + U Thant, U.N. Official
  In 1932 Piper Laurie (in Detroit, MI), actor
  In 1934 Bill Bixby, actor, magician
  In 1937 Joseph Wambaugh, police writer
  In 1959 Linda Blair (in St Louis, MO), actor (Exorcist)

Events worth noting:
  In 1850 The Alta California becomes a daily paper, first such in Calif.
  In 1863 Union Gen. Burnside's "Mud March".
  In 1901 Britain's Queen Victoria dies at age 82.
  In 1905 The first Russian revolution begins.
  In 1939 Aquatic Park dedicated.
  In 1943 The Battle of Anzio -- Allies stopped on the beach.
  In 1947 KTLA, the first commercial TV station west of Mississippi signs on
          the air in Hollywood, CA.
  In 1949 Chinatown telephone exchange closed.
  In 1970 First commercial flight of a Boeing 747 (New York to London).
  In 1973 Supreme Court approves abortions (Roe v. Wade).
        + Vietnam Peace Agreement is signed.
  In 1980 Andrei Sakharov is arrested in Moscow.

And remember ...
  National Celebration of Life Month

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