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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 6


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Interesting things that happened July 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1747 John Paul Jones, U.S. naval officer ("I have not yet begun to
          fight")
  In 1796 Nicholas I, tsar of Russia (1825-55)
  In 1818 Adolf Anderssen (Prussia), world chess champion (1851-66)
  In 1859 Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet, novelist (Nobel 1916)
  In 1903 Axel Theorell, Swedish biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
  In 1915 Laverne Andrews, singer (Andrews Sisters)
  In 1923 Nancy Davis Reagan (in New York), actor, former First Lady (1981-89)
  In 1924 Robert M. White, X-15 pilot
  In 1925 Merv Griffin, entertainment mogul, former big band singer
  In 1927 Janet Leigh (in California), actor (Psycho)
        + Pat Paulsen, comedian, presidential hopeful
  In 1932 Della Reese (in Detroit), singer
  In 1937 Ned Beatty, actor (Hopscotch, Superman)
        + Vladimir Ashkenazy, concert pianist
  In 1946 Sylvester Stallone, actor (Rocky n, Rocky n+1, Rambo n, Rambo n+1)
        + George W. Bush (in New Haven, CN), US president (2001- )
  In 1952 Shelly Hack, actor (Charlie's Angels)

Events worth noting:
        + Dog Days.
  In 1476 Regiomontanus (Johannes Muller of Konigsberg), dies.
  In 1699 Capt. William Kidd arrested in Boston.
  In 1854 First Republican state convention.
  In 1885 Louis Pasteur performs first rabies inoculation of a human being.
  In 1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers first malted milk to the public.
  In 1892 Striking steelworkers in Homestead, Pa. fire on scabs, killing 7.
  In 1919 British R-34 lands in NY, first airship to cross Atlantic (108
          hours).
  In 1920 Yanks score team record 14 runs in 1 inning vs Senators.
  In 1928 Preview of the first all-talking motion picture is shown at New York
          (Lights of New York).
  In 1932 First Class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents.
  In 1933 First All-Star baseball game.  American League won 5-2.
  In 1961 Soviets launch Titov in Vostok 2; 17 orbits; 25hr/18 min.
  In 1962 Mantle hits his third and fourth consecutive homer.
  In 1964 Malawi (then Nyasaland) gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day).
  In 1975 Comoros gain independence from France (most of them).
  In 1976 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station.

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

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