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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- July 28

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Interesting things that happened July 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1165 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic, philosopher
  In 1746 Thomas Heyward, soldier, signer of the Declaration of Independence
  In 1866 Beatrix Potter, English children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)
  In 1874 Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher, educator (Essay on Man)
  In 1887 Marcel Duchamp, painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)
  In 1901 Rudy Vallee, band leader, singer (My Time Is Your Time)
  In 1907 Earl S. Tupper, inventor of Tupperware
  In 1922 Jacques Piccard, Swiss undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  In 1929 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former first lady, redecorator
  In 1943 Bill Bradley, New Jersey Senator (D), former N.Y. Knick
        + Mike Bloomfield, blues musician
  In 1949 Vida Blue, major-league pitcher
  In 1958 Terry Fox, ran "Marathon of Hope" across Canada
  In 1967 Lori Loughlin (in New York)

Events worth noting:
        + Capricornid meteor shower, radiant in Capricorn
        + Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius
        + Dog Days
        + Feast of SS. Nazarius, Celsus, Victor I, Innocent I
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Peru
  In 1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe.
  In 1750 J. S. Bach dies.
  In 1821 Peru gains its independence.
  In 1830 Revolution in France replaces Charles X with Louis Philippe.
  In 1849 "Memmon" is first clipper to reach San Francisco, 120 days out of
  In 1851 Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph.
  In 1862 Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo.
  In 1864 Atlanta Campaign -- Battle of Ezra Church.
  In 1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in U.S.
  In 1868 14th Amendment ratified; due process of law, citizenship to
  In 1900 The Hamburger is created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut.
  In 1906 Yankees turn a triple play beating Cleveland 6-4.
  In 1914 Austria-Hungary attacks Serbia - World War I began.
        + The Foxtrot is first danced at the New Amsterdam Roof Garden in New
          York City.  Music by Harry Fox (who else?)
  In 1915 US military forces occupy Haiti, remain until 1934.
  In 1931 Congress makes "The Star-Spangled Banner" our national anthem.
  In 1932 President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment.
  In 1933 First Singing Telegram is delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NY City.
  In 1940 Yankee Charle Keller hits 3 homers.
  In 1951 Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released.
  In 1964 US Ranger 7 launched for lunar impact on Mare Nubium. It sent back
          4308 pictures.
  In 1973 Skylab 3's astronauts are launched.
  In 1976 242,000 killed in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) earthquake (7.8 to 8.2
          on the Richter scale).
        + Eldon Joersz and Geo. Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530
  In 1978 At Old Timers' Game it is announced Martin will again manage

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

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