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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 3

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Interesting things that happened June 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1808 Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy (1861-1865)
  In 1864 Ransom Eli Olds, auto (Oldsmobile) and truck (REO) manufacturer
  In 1877 Raoul Dufy, French painter and designer
  In 1879 Raymond Pearl, American zoologist, introduced statistics to biology
  In 1901 Maurice Evans, actor (Macbeth, Planet of the Apes)
  In 1911 Paulette Goddard, actress, 3rd wife of Charlie Chaplin (1933-42)
  In 1913 Ellen Corby
  In 1916 Leo Gorcey, actor (Bowery Boys)
  In 1925 Tony Curtis, actor
  In 1926 Allen Ginsberg, poet
        + Colleen Dewhurst, actor
  In 1942 Curtis Mayfield, musician
  In 1950 Suzi Quatro (in Detroit, Michigan), musician
  In 1951 Deneice Williams, singer

Events worth noting:
        + Egg Day
  In 1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.
  In 1621 Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands".
  In 1789 Alexander Mackenzie began exploration of Mackenzie River.
  In 1864 Battle of Cold Harbour continues.
  In 1888 "Casey at the Bat" is first published (by the SF Examiner)
  In 1916 ROTC established by Act of Congress.
  In 1932 Lou Gehrig hits 4 consecutive homers Yanks beat A's 20-13.
  In 1933 A's score 11 runs in second, Yanks score 10 in 5th and win 17-11.
  In 1934 Dr. Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, knighted.
  In 1935 Atlantic crossing record French "Normandie":  107.7 hours.
  In 1937 Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor married Wallis Warfield Simpson in
  In 1948 Dedication of the 200 inch telescope at Palomar Observatory.
  In 1949 "Dragnet" is first broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles).
  In 1953 Billy Joe McAllister jumps off the Tallahatchie Bridge.
  In 1957 Howard Cosell's first TV show.
  In 1959 First U.S. Air Force Academy graduation.
  In 1965 Gemini IV is launched.  Ed White first American to walk in space.
  In 1966 Gemini IX is launched.
  In 1968 Yanks turn 21st triple play in their history losing 4-3 to Twins.
  In 1972 Yanks score 8 times in the 13th beating White Sox 18-10.
  In 1976 U.S. presented with oldest known copy of the Magna Carta.
  In 1980 Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination.
        + The crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35.
  In 1981 Pope John Paul II gets out of hospital after attempt on life.
  In 1982 An anti-PLO Palestinian terrorist wounds the Israeli ambassador in
          London. Israel retaliates by bombing PLO targets in Beirut, provoking
          PLO shelling of northern Israel that kills one person and provides
          Israel with a pretext to invade Lebanon on June 6.

And remember ...
  National Adopt-a-Cat Month
  Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

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