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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 25


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Interesting things that happened January 25th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1759 Robert Burns, Scottish poet
  In 1874 Somerset Maugham, poet
  In 1882 Virginia Woolf, author
  In 1919 Edwin Newman, newscaster
  In 1934 Elizabeth Allen (in New Jersey)
  In 1945 Leigh Taylor Young (in Washington, DC)

Events worth noting:
  In 1579 The Union of Utrecht is signed, forming the Netherlands.
  In 1858 Mendelssohn's Wedding March first played, at wedding of Queen
          Victoria's daughter to the Crown Prince of Prussia.
  In 1865 The CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia.
  In 1870 Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows.
  In 1915 Alexander Bell in New York calls Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  In 1945 Topping, Webb,and MacPhail purchase Yanks for $28 million.
  In 1949 First Emmy Awards are given out.
        + First Israeli election.
  In 1959 First transcontinental commercial jet flight (LA to NY for $301).
  In 1961 First live, nationally televised, Presidential news conference (JFK)
  In 1971 Charles Manson and 3 other are convicted of the Tate-Labianca
          murders.
  In 1981 Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's widow, is sentenced to death, following
          conviction for treason and other crimes.
        + 52 Americans previously held hostage in Iran arrive back in the US.
  In 1983 Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit.
  In 1995 Openning statement by the defence in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

And remember ...
  National Diet Month
  National Love Yourself Month

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