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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 27


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Interesting things that happened January 27th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musical prodigy, composer
  In 1832 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (you may know him as Lewis Carroll),
          mathematician, author, photographer
  In 1834 (Russian calendar) Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendeleyev, chemist
  In 1850 Samuel Gompers, first president of the American Federation of Labor
  In 1885 Jerome Kern, Broadway composer
  In 1900 Hyman G. Rickover, U.S. admiral, father of the modern nuclear navy
  In 1918 Skitch Henderson, bandleader
        + Elmore James, blues guitarist
  In 1921 Donna Reed (in Denison, Iowa), actor
  In 1929 Ingrid Thulin (in Sweden)
  In 1936 Troy Donahue, actor
  In 1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballet dancer, actor
  In 1966 Tamlyn Tomita, actor (Joy Luck Club)

Events worth noting:
  In 1864 Skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Virginia.
  In 1870 After accepting the 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union.
        + Kappa Alpha Theta, first sorority, founded at DePauw University in
          Greencastle, Indiana.
  In 1880 Thomas Edison granted patent for an electric incandescent lamp.
  In 1888 National Geographic Society founded in Washington, DC.
  In 1894 Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park.
  In 1915 U.S. Marines occupy Haiti.
  In 1926 First public demonstration of television (by John Baird in London).
  In 1948 First Tape Recorder is sold.
        + First locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds operated.
  In 1964 "Introducing the Beatles" album released in U.S.
        + Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine tried for Republican Pres bid.
  In 1965 Groundbreaking for the 'Dragon Gateway' at Grant Avenue.
  In 1967 Fatal Apollo I fire kills Grissom, Chaffee, and White.
  In 1971 Montgomery St. Station, last link in BART, 'holed thru'.
  In 1973 End of the military draft.
        + US and North Vietnam signed a cease-fire agreement.
  In 1985 Fifteenth Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 3 returns to Earth.

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

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