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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 6


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Interesting things that happened June 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1755 Nathan Hale, had but one life to give for his country
  In 1756 John Trumbull, painter
  In 1875 Thomas Mann (in Germany), author
  In 1907 Bill Dickey, baseball hall-of-famer
  In 1932 Billie Whitelaw, actor
  In 1935 Dalai Lama, religious leader
  In 1939 Gary "U S" Bonds, singer, songwriter
        + Marian Wright-Edelman
  In 1952 Harvey Fierstein, playwright, actor
  In 1955 Sandra Bernhard
  In 1956 Bjorn Borg, tennis player
  In 1961 Sydney Walsh

Events worth noting:
  In 1809 Sweden's constitution adopted.
  In 1844 The Young Men's Christian Association founded in London.
  In 1862 Battle of Memphis - the city is surrendered.
        + Gen. Turner Ashby is killed near Harrisonburg, VA.
  In 1918 Battle of Belleau Wood first U.S. victory of WWI.
  In 1925 Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation.
  In 1931 Yanks turn triple play but lose 7-5 to the Indians.
  In 1932 US Federal gasoline tax enacted.
  In 1933 First drive-in theatre opens, in Camden, New Jersey.
        + US Employment Service created.
  In 1934 Securities and Exchange Commission established.
        + Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game.
  In 1936 Aviation gasoline first produced commercially Paulsboro, NJ.
  In 1941 First navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched.
  In 1942 Japanese forces retreated in the World War II Battle of Midway.
        + First nylon parachute jump (at Hartford, CT by Adeline Gray).
  In 1944 D-Day.  Invasion of Northern Europe; Allies storm Normandy, France.
  In 1946 Henry Morgan is first to take off shirt on TV.
  In 1965 Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive homers beating White Sox 12-0.
  In 1966 Gemini IX returns to Earth.
        + Activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi.
  In 1967 6 day war between Israel and Arab neighbors begin.
  In 1971 Soyuz 11 is launched.
  In 1975 British voters decide to remain on Common Market.
  In 1982 Israel invades Lebanon to drive out the PLO, beginning an occupation
          that lasts until 2000.
  In 1984 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India.
  In 1985 Body of Dr. Josef Mengele, Nazi war criminal, located and exhumed.
  In 2012 Transit of Venus (between Earth and Sun) will occur.

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

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