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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 15


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Interesting things that happened July 15th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1573 Inigo Jones, English architect
  In 1606 Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter
  In 1779 Clement Clarke Moore, American author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)
  In 1850 St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini), first US saint
  In 1902 Jean Rey, of Belgium, president of European Commission (1967-70)
  In 1919 Iris Murdoch, Irish novelist
  In 1932 Nina Van Pallandt (in Coopenhagen, Denmark)
  In 1935 Alex Karras, football player, actor
        + Ken Kercheval
  In 1936 Joan Rivers (in Brooklyn, NY), comedian
  In 1944 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor
  In 1946 Linda Ronstadt (in Tucson, Arizona), singer
  In 1960 Kim Alexis (in Lockport, NY), Sports Illustrated swimsuit covergirl
  In 1969 Rain Pryor

Events worth noting:
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of St. Henry II, Holy Roman emperor (1014-24), confessor
        + National Ice Cream Day
        + St. Swithin's Day (Anglican)
  In 1662 Charles II grants a charter to establish Royal Society in London.
  In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte captured.
  In 1867 San Francisco Merchant's Exchange opens.
  In 1869 Margarine is patented in Paris, for use in the French Navy.
  In 1870 Georgia readmitted to US after Civil War.
        + NW Territories created and Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province.
  In 1918 St. Vladimir's Day.
  In 1920 Ruth ties his record of 29 homers in a season.
  In 1929 First airport hotel opens -- Oakland, CA.
  In 1940 First betatron placed in operation, Urbana, IL.
  In 1943 Diligenti quintuplets born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  In 1944 Greenwich Observatory is damaged by World War II flying bomb.
  In 1952 First helicopter transatlantic flight began.
  In 1954 The first commercial jet transport airplane built in US is tested
          (Boeing 707).
  In 1958 US troops occupy Lebanon, stay 3 months.
  In 1960 Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle.
  In 1975 Soyuz 19 and Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later.

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

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