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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- January 29


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Interesting things that happened January 29th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1737 Thomas Paine, political essayist
  In 1756 Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, cavalryman
  In 1823 Franklin Gardner, Confederate major general, Fought at Shiloh and
          Port Hudson
  In 1843 William McKinley, 25th President (1897-1901)
  In 1850 Lawrence Hargrave, invented the box kite
  In 1860 Anton Chekhov (in Russia), writer (The Cherry Orchard)
  In 1874 John D. Rockefeller Jr, financier, founded University of Chicago
  In 1880 William Claude Dukenfield (better known as W.C. Fields), comedian
  In 1901 Allen B. DuMont, perfected the first commercially practical cathode
          ray tube
  In 1915 Victor Mature, actor
  In 1918 John Forsythe, actor
  In 1939 Germaine Greer, (in Melbourne, Australia)
  In 1942 Claudine Longet (in France), actor
  In 1943 Katharine Ross (in Hollywood, CA)
  In 1945 Tom Selleck (in Detroit, MI), actor (Magnum, PI; Lassiter)
  In 1951 Ann Jillian, (in Cambridge, MA), actor
  In 1954 Oprah Winfrey, actor, television host
  In 1958 Judy Norton-Taylor (in Santa Monica, CA), actor (The Waltons)
  In 1985 Athina Onassis

Events worth noting:
  In 1802 John James Beckley is appointed the first librarian of the Library
          of Congress.
  In 1845 Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" first published in New York.
  In 1861 Kansas becomes the 34th state.
  In 1904 First athletic letters given: to University of Chicago football
          team.
  In 1955 William Cox buys Yankee Stadium.
  In 1958 Charles Starkweather captured by police in Wyoming.
  In 1986 19.380 million shares traded in the New York Stock Exchange.

And remember ...
  National Bathtub Safety Month

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