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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 14

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Interesting things that happened July 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1486 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter
  In 1903 Irving Stone, author
  In 1904 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yiddish novelist (Enemies) (Nobel 1978)
  In 1906 Tom Carvel, ice cream mogul
  In 1911 Terry Thomas, actor
  In 1912 Woodie Guthrie, US folk singer
  In 1913 Gerald R. Ford (R), 41st VP (1973-74), 38th pres (1974-77)
  In 1917 Douglas Edwards, CBS newscaster
  In 1918 Ingmar Bergman, film maker (Through a Glass Darkly)
        + Jay Wright Forrester, invented random-access magnetic core memory
  In 1923 Dale Robertson, actor
  In 1924 Eva Marie Saint (in Newark, NJ), actor
  In 1927 John Chancellor, TV journalist (NBC)
  In 1930 Polly Bergen (in Tennessee)
  In 1932 Rosey Grier, football player, actor
  In 1933 Robert Bourassa, Premier of Quebec, Canada
  In 1943 Lynn Loring (in New York City)

Events worth noting:
        + Alpha Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
        + Bastille Day -- France
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of St. Bonaventure, bishop, confessor, doctor
  In 1771 Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California.
  In 1789 The citizens of Paris storm the Bastille prison.
  In 1798 Congress passes Sedition Act -- A federal crime to publish false
          scandalous or malicious writing about the US government.
  In 1850 First public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration.
  In 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry relays to Japan, requesting trade relations.
  In 1865 The first ascent of the Matterhorn.
  In 1868 Patent granted for a tape measure enclosed in a circular case.
  In 1881 Billy the Kid was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Ft Sumner, NM.
  In 1914 Patent issued to Robert Goddard for a liquid-fueled rocket engine.
  In 1921 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in Dedham Mass.
  In 1927 First commercial airplane flight arrives in Hawaii.
  In 1950 R. E. Wayne awarded first Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea.
  In 1951 Citation first horse to win $1,000,000 in races.
  In 1953 First national monument dedicated to a Black (George W. Carver).
  In 1958 The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.
  In 1959 First atomic powered cruiser, the Long Beach (CGN-9), launched at
          Quincy, Mass.
  In 1961 Astro's Eddie Matthews hits homerun #500.
  In 1962 Brave's Hank Aaron hits homerun #500.
  In 1965 US Mariner IV, first Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles.
  In 1966 Richard Speck kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory.
  In 1968 Houston Astro Don Wilson strikesout 18, beats Reds 6-1.
  In 1969 "Futbol War" between El Salvador and Honduras begins.
  In 1975 EPCOT Center plans announced.
  In 1983 Reps. Daniel Crane (R-IL) and Gerry Studds (D-MA) admitted having
          had sexual relations with congressional pages.
  In 1986 Richard W. Miller became the first FBI agent convicted of espionage.
  In 1987 Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law.

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

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