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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 28


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Interesting things that happened January 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1855 William Seward Burroughs, invented recording adding machine
  In 1887 Artur Rubinstein, pianist
  In 1933 Susan Sontag, writer
  In 1936 Alan Alda, actor
  In 1943 Susan Howard (in Marshall, TX), actor (Dallas, Petrocelli)
  In 1950 Barbi Benton, actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1807 London's Pall Mall is the first street lit by gaslight.
  In 1865 Pres. Jefferson Davis names three peace commissioners.
  In 1878 George W. Coy hired as first full-time telephone operator.
        + First telephone exchange established at New Haven, Connecticut.
        + Yale Daily News published, first college daily newspaper.
  In 1915 US Coast Guard established by combining the Life-Saving Service and
          the Revenue Cutter Service.
  In 1917 After nearly 11 months of searching in vain for Pancho Villa, U.S.
          troops are recalled from Mexico.
  In 1932 First US state unemployment insurance act enacted -- Wisconsin.
  In 1938 First Ski Tow starts running (in Vermont).
  In 1953 J. Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins the Today show.
        + First movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres.
  In 1956 Elvis Presley's first TV appearance (Dorsey Bros Stage Show).
  In 1958 Construction began on first private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor.
  In 1960 First photograph bounced off moon, Washington, DC.
  In 1986 25th Space Shuttle Mission (Challenger 10) explodes.  All seven crew
          members, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe, die.
  In 1989 U.S., Soviet, and Cuban official involved in the 1962 Cuban Missile
          Crisis meet in Moscow to discuss one of the event.

And remember ...
  National Bathtub Safety Month

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