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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 26

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Interesting things that happened July 26th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1739 George Clinton (D-R), 4th VP (1805-12)
  In 1799 Isaac Babbitt, US inventor of babbitt's metal for bearings
  In 1856 George Bernard Shaw (in Dublin, Ireland), dramatist (Nobel 1925)
  In 1875 Carl Jung, founded analytic psychology
  In 1894 Aldous Huxley, author (Brave New World)
  In 1908 Salvador Allende Gossens, president of Chile (1970-73)
  In 1920 Bob Waterfield, NFL quarterback (Rams)
  In 1922 Blake Edwards, movie director (10, SOB, the Pink Panther movies)
        + Jason Robards, Jr., actor (A Thousand Clowns)
        + Marjorie Lord, actor (Make Room For Daddy)
  In 1928 Stanley Kubrick, director (2001, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange)
  In 1940 Mary Jo Kopechne, former friend and auto passenger of Ted Kennedy
  In 1943 Mick Jagger, rock musician (Rolling Stones)
  In 1944 Micki King, Olympic diver
  In 1945 Linda Harrison (in Berlin), musician
  In 1950 Susan George (in England), actor
  In 1954 Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis player
  In 1956 Dorothy Hamill (in Connecticut), Olympic Gold medal ice skater

Events worth noting:
        + Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of St. Anne, mother of Mary
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Liberia
        + The start of the Black-Eyed Peas Jamboree in Athens, Texas
  In 1775 Benjamin Franklin becomes first U.S. Postmaster General.
  In 1788 New York became the eleventh state to ratify the Constitution.
  In 1835 First sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii.
  In 1844 John Tyler marries Julia Gardiner, becoming the first president to
          marry while President of the United States.
  In 1847 Liberia declares independence from American Colonization Society.
  In 1863 At Salineville, OH, John Hunt Morgan and 364 troops surrender.
  In 1887 First Esperanto book published.
  In 1908 Federal Bureau of Investigation established.
  In 1928 Yanks score 11 runs in the 12th beating the Tigers 12-1.
  In 1939 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive homers.
  In 1945 Churchill resigns as Britain's prime minister.
  In 1947 Department of Defense established.
  In 1948 First black host of a network show - CBS' Bob Howard Show.
  In 1952 Argentina's first lady Eva Peron died in Buenos Aires at 33.
        + Mickey Mantle hits his first grand slammer.
  In 1953 Fidel Castro began his revolution against the Batista regime.
        + Korean War Armistice.
  In 1956 Egypt seizes the Suez Canal.
  In 1957 Mickey Mantle hits career homer #200.
        + USSR launchs first intercontinental multi-stage ballistic missle.
  In 1958 Army launches 4th US successful satellite, Explorer IV.
  In 1963 US launches Sycom 2, the first geosynchronous satellite.
  In 1964 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud and conspiracy.
  In 1965 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day).
  In 1967 Twins beat the Yankees 3-2 in 18 innings.
  In 1971 Apollo 15 launched to the moon.
  In 1974 USSR's Soyuz failed to dock with Salyut 3.
  In 1975 Soyuz 18B returns to Earth.
  In 1982 Canada's Anik D1 comsat launched by US delta rocket.
  In 1984 Soyuz T-12 is launched with a female cosmonaut.
  In 1986 Lebanese kidnappers release second hostage, Father Lawrence Jenco,
          in US-Iran arms-for-hostages deal.
  In 1991 Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Sarasota, FL for
          gross public indecency at an adult theater.

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

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