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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 25

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Interesting things that happened July 25th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1775 Anna Symmes Harrison, first lady
  In 1848 Arthur, Earl Balfour (C), British prime minister (1902-05)
  In 1902 Eric Hoffer, US longshoreman, author (The True Believer)
  In 1905 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian writer (Nobel 1981)
  In 1907 Jack Gilford, actor (Cocoon)
  In 1924 Estelle Getty, actor
        + Frank Church (D), former US senator from Idaho
  In 1932 Paul J. Weitz, US astronaut (Skylab 2, STS-6)
  In 1935 Barbara Harris
  In 1943 Janet Margolin, actor (Take the Money and Run)
  In 1945 Donna Theodore, Broadway singer
  In 1954 Walter Payton, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  In 1978 Louise Brown (in Lancashire, England), world's first `test tube
  In 1990 Evan James Springsteen, son-o-Bruce

Events worth noting:
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of St. James, apostle, and Commemoration of St. Christopher
  In 1593 France's King Henri IV a Protestant converted to Roman Catholicism.
  In 1729 North Carolina becomes royal colony.
  In 1814 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British.
  In 1866 U. S. Grant was named General of the Army, the first officer ever to
          hold that rank.
  In 1868 Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.
  In 1903 Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes.
  In 1909 Louis Blriot makes first airplane flight across the English
  In 1920 Red Sox turn a triple play, but Ruth's 35 HR leads Yanks 8-2 win.
  In 1943 Benito Mussolini was dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II.
  In 1952 Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the US.
  In 1956 Italian liner Andrea Doria sank off Nantucket Island after it
          collided with the Stockholm.
  In 1961 Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 and 40 in a double header.
  In 1963 USA, Russia, and England sign nuclear test ban treaty.
  In 1965 Bob Dylan takes the stage the Newport Folk Festival and shocks the
          folk music world -- Dylan goes elecric.  One observer said it was the
          only time he had ever seen Pete Seeger mad.
  In 1966 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to the Hall of Fame.
  In 1967 Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway).
  In 1973 USSR launches Mars 5.
  In 1978 Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager.
  In 1981 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn.
  In 1984 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became first woman to walk in space.
  In 1986 Movie director Vincente Minnelli died in Los Angeles at age 76.
  In 1987 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton earth-study satellite.

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

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