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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 17


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Interesting things that happened July 17th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1674 Isaac Watts (in England), writer and preacher
  In 1744 Elbridge Gerry, 5th VP, gov. of Mass., invented gerrymandering
  In 1763 John Jacob Astor, merchant
  In 1859 Muņoz Rivera, Puerto Rican patriot, journalist
  In 1888 Shmuel Agnon, Israeli novelist (Day Before Yesterday) (Nobel 1966)
  In 1889 Erle Stanley Gardner, writer, created Perry Mason
  In 1900 James Cagney, actor
  In 1912 Art Linkletter, TV host
  In 1917 Phyllis Diller, comedian
  In 1934 Donald Sutherland, actor (M*A*S*H)
        + Pat McCormick, writer
  In 1935 Diahann Carroll (in Bronx, NY), singer
        + Peter Schickele, composer, 'discoverer' of the works of P.D.Q. Bach
  In 1941 Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raiders quarterback
  In 1951 Lucie Arnaz (in California), actor
  In 1952 David Hasselhoff, actor
        + Phoebe Snow, singer

Events worth noting:
        + Constitution Day, celebrated in South Korea
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of St. Alexius, confessor
        + Iraqi National Day
  In 1793 Charlotte Corday was executed for the murder of Jean Paul Marat.
  In 1821 Spain ceded Florida to the United States
  In 1841 British humor magazine `Punch' first published.
  In 1850 Harvard Observatory takes first photograph of a star (Vega).
  In 1863 Battle of Honey Springs, largest battle of war in Indian Territory.
  In 1864 President Davis replaces Gen. Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood.
  In 1879 First railroad opens in Hawaii.
  In 1898 Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba.
  In 1917 British Royal family changes its name from "Saxe-Coburg-Gotha" to
          "Windsor."
  In 1919 Yanks 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play.
  In 1923 Carl Mays gave up 13 runs and 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians.
  In 1935 Variety's famous headline `Sticks Nix Hick Pix.'
  In 1938 Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for Los Angeles.
  In 1941 Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak ends.
  In 1945 Potsdam Conference (Truman, Stalin, Churchill) holds first meeting.
        + Truman, Stalin and Churchill final Allied summit meeting of WWII.
  In 1948 Republic of Korea founded.
  In 1954 Construction begins on Disneyland . . .
  In 1955 . . . Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County.
  In 1959 Tibet abolishes serfdom.
  In 1961 Roger Maris loses a homer due to a rain-out in the 5th inning.
  In 1962 Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft).
  In 1975 Apollo-18/Soyuz-19 meet, the first US/USSR linkup in space.
  In 1978 Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt; leads to suspension.
  In 1980 Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president.
  In 1981 Humbar Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), is opened.
        + Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse kill 114, injure 200.
  In 1984 Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7.
  In 1989 The B-2 "Stealth" bomber successfully completes its first test
          flight over the California desert.

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

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