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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 2


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Interesting things that happened July 2nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In  419 Valentinian III, Roman emperor (425-55)
  In 1489 Thomas Cranmer, English archbishop, reformer, martyr
  In 1821 Sir Charles Tupper (C), 6th Canadian prime minister (1896)
  In 1877 Hermann Hesse, Swiss novelist, poet (Steppenwolf) (Nobel 1946)
  In 1903 Olav V, king of Norway (1957-91)
        + Sir Alex Douglas-Home (C), British prime minister (1963-64)
  In 1906 Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
  In 1908 Thurgood Marshall, first black Supreme Court Justice
  In 1922 Dan Rowan, comedian (Laugh In)
  In 1927 Brock Peters, actor (Star Trek movies)
  In 1931 Imelda Marcos, wife of former Phillipine president Ferdinand Marcos
          and patron of the Philippine shoe industry
  In 1935 Kaye Stevens (in Pittsburgh, PA)
  In 1937 Polly Holliday, actor (Alice)
        + Richard Petty, auto race driver
  In 1940 Georgi Ivan Ivanov, first Bulgarian space traveler (Soyuz 33)
  In 1947 Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres. L.B.J.
  In 1951 Cheryl Ladd (in South Dakota), actor
  In 1961 Jimmy McNichol, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Midpoint of the year (at noon, or following midnight in leap years).
        + Visitation of Mary.
  In 1566 French astrologer, physician, and "prophet" Nostradamus dies in
          Salon.
  In 1644 Battle of Marston Moor; Parliamentary forces defeat royalists.
        + William Gascoigne, introducer of telescopic sights, is killed at 24.
  In 1776 Continental Congress passes resolution saying 'these United Colonies
          are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States'
  In 1858 Partial emancipation of Russian serfs.
  In 1863 Battle of Gettysburg - the second day.
  In 1864 Gen. Early reaches Winchester.
  In 1867 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC.
  In 1881 President Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed
          office-seeker.  Garfield died the following September.
  In 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act prohibits industrial monopolies.
  In 1900 First flight of a Zeppelin (the LZ-1).
  In 1906 Yanks win by forfeit, for their first time.
  In 1926 United States Army Air Corps created.
  In 1933 Carl Hubbell shutsout Cards 1-0 in 18 innings.
  In 1935 C. Jackson discovers asteroid #1357 (Khama).
  In 1937 Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.
  In 1940 The Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge is opened.
  In 1941 DiMaggio breaks Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak.
  In 1955 "Lawrence Welk Show" premiers on ABC television.
  In 1957 First submarine powered by liquid metal (sodium) cooled reactor
          completed -- The Seawolf.
        + First submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback.
  In 1961 Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death in Ketchum, Idaho.
        + Maris hits his 29th and 30th of 61 homers.
  In 1964 President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
  In 1976 Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual.
  In 1977 Sweden's Bjorn Borg won Wimbeldon men's singles over Jimmy Connors.
  In 1978 Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start.
  In 1982 Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth.
  In 1985 Proto launched on its way to Halley's Comet.
  In 1986 The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in 2 rulings.
  In 1987 "A Chorus Line" Director Michael Bennett dies of AIDS at 44.
        + Accused Nazi Karl Linnas died of heart failure in Russia.

And remember ...
  Baked Beans Month
  Hot Dog Month
  Ice Cream Month

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