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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 23


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Interesting things that happened July 23rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1834 James Cardinal Gibbons
  In 1892 Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)
  In 1919 Pee Wee Reese, baseball player
  In 1925 Gloria DeHaven (in Los Angeles, CA), actor
  In 1936 Don Drysdale, baseball player (Dodger pitcher)
  In 1951 Edie McClurg
  In 1961 Woody Harrelson

Events worth noting:
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of St. Apollinaris, first bishop of Ravenna, martyr
        + National Day, in Egypt
  In 1798 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt.
  In 1803 Robert Emmett's insurrection in Dublin.
  In 1829 The typewriter is patented.
  In 1852 First interment in US National Cemetary at Presidio.
  In 1866 Cincinatti Baseball club (The Reds) established.
  In 1877 First telephone and telegraph line in Hawaii is completed.
  In 1904 The Ice Cream Cone is invented.
  In 1937 Isolation of pituitary hormone announced.
  In 1944 US forces invaded Japanese-held Tinian in WWII.
  In 1947 First (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI.
  In 1952 Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day).
  In 1956 Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph.
  In 1968 PLO's only hijacking of an El Al plane.
  In 1972 ERTS 1 (Earth Resources Technology Satellite), later called LANDSAT,
          launched to start its multi-spectral scans of Earth.
  In 1978 Billy Martin says "One's a born liar the other's convicted."
  In 1980 Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6.

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

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