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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 13


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Interesting things that happened July 13th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1793 John Clare, the Northamptonshire peasant poet
  In 1821 Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, brilliant cavalry leader,
          terrorist
  In 1863 Mary Emma Wooley, educator
  In 1934 Alexei S. Yeliseyev, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  In 1935 Jack Kemp, Representative from New York (R)
  In 1942 Harrison Ford, actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Witness)
  In 1946 Cheech Marin, comedian (Cheech and Chong)
  In 1963 Spud Webb

Events worth noting:
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of St. Anacletus I, pope (c. 76-c. 88), martyr
        + The start of the Bon Festival in Japan
  In 1762 James Bradley, third Astronomer Royal dies.
  In 1787 Congress establishes NW Territory.
        + Ordinance of 1787 establishing that each territory can become 3 to 5
          states and reach statehood at 60,000 population.
  In 1793 French Revolutionary Jean Paul Marat stabbed to death in his bath.
  In 1854 US forces shell and burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua.
  In 1863 Violent protests of Civil War draft erupt in New York city; about
          1000 die in 3 days of rioting.
  In 1865 Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go west".
  In 1898 Marconi is granted a patent for the radio (later revoked).
        + San Francisco Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street opens.
  In 1919 First lighter-than-air transatlantic flight completed.
  In 1934 Babe Ruth hits his 700th home run (against Detroit).
  In 1960 Yankees host the 29th All Star game, AL lost 6-0.
  In 1973 Bobby Murcer's 3 homers accounted for all RBIs, beating KC 5-0.
  In 1977 New York City experience a 25 hour black out.
  In 1984 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m.
  In 1985 Yankees retire Roger Maris (#9) and Elston Howard (#32) uniforms.
  In 1995 Temperature in Chicago reaches 106 degrees, beginning 5-day heat
          wave that will cause 700 deaths.

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

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