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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 4

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Interesting things that happened June 4th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1738 George III of England, king
  In 1908 Rosalind Russell, actor (Gypsy, Auntie Mame)
  In 1917 Howard Metzenbaum, Democratic Senator from Ohio
  In 1919 Robert Merrill, opera singer
  In 1921 Gene Barry, actor (Burke's Law) (date?)
  In 1924 Dennis Weaver, actor (Gunsmoke, McCloud)
  In 1936 Bruce Dern, actor (Coming Home)
  In 1937 Freddie Fender, country singer
  In 1946 Bettina Gregory, newscaster
  In 1948 Rosemary Joyce
  In 1952 Parker Stevenson
  In 1961 El Debarge, musician
  In 1965 Andrea Jaeger (in Chicago, IL), tennis player

Events worth noting:
        + Old Maid's Day
  In 1647 British army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner.
  In 1812 Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory".
  In 1850 Empire Engine Company No. 1 organized.
  In 1862 Confederates evacuate Ft. Pillow, Tenn.
  In 1896 Henry takes his first Ford through the streets of Detroit.  The road
          test is delayed an hour because the car is wider than the door of the
          shed in which it is built.
  In 1940 British complete miracle of Dunkirk by evacuating 300,000 troops.
  In 1942 Battle of Midway begins.  First naval battle won in the air and the
          turning point in war in Pacific.
  In 1944 First submarine captured and boarded on high seas - U 505.
  In 1947 Taft-Hartley Act approved to become law despite Truman veto.
  In 1956 Speech by Khrushchev blasts Stalin.
  In 1957 First commercial coal pipeline placed in operation.
  In 1977 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills two.
  In 1982 Israel attacks targets in southern Lebanon.
  In 1985 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law.
  In 1986 Jonathan Pollard spy for Israel pleads guilty.
  In 1989 Ayatollah Khomeini (86) dies from complications due to surgery,
          leading to days of loud, hysterical mourning.  The Chinese Army
          eshews moderation and greets protesting students in Beijing's
          Tiananmen Square with tanks and guns.  Hundreds of students are
          killed.  In Siberia, two trains pass each other in a valley filled
          with natural gas from a leaking pipeline.  The gas explodes and
          hundreds are killed.  Not a good day.

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

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