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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 9


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Interesting things that happened June 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1781 George Stephenson, principal inventor of the railroad locomotive
  In 1893 Cole Porter, composer, lyricist
  In 1900 Fred Waring, musician, conductor
  In 1915 Les Paul, guitarist
  In 1916 Robert McNamara, former Ford Motor Co. President, former U.S.
          Secretary of Defense, former World Bank president
  In 1930 Marvin Kalb, newscaster
  In 1934 Donald Duck, famous fowl
  In 1951 Dave Parker, baseball player
        + Bonnie Tyler, singer
  In 1961 Michael J. Fox, actor (Back to the Future 1-2-3, Teen Wolf)
  In 1963 Johnny Depp, actor

Events worth noting:
  In   68 Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide
  In 1732 James Edward Oglethorpe, a British philanthropist and member of the
          House of Commons, was granted a royal charter by King George II to
          found a debtor colony south of South Carolina.
  In 1772 In an incident that some regard as the first naval engagement of the
          American Revolution, colonists boarded the Gaspee, a British vessel
          that ran aground off the coast of Rhode Island, just before midnight.
          Later that night, the ship was set alight.
  In 1851 The San Francisco Committee of Vigilence forms.
  In 1860 First American 'dime novel', "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White
          Hunter," is ready "for sale at all news depots."
  In 1862 Battle of Port Republic, Last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley Camp.
  In 1863 Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
  In 1868 First meeting of the Board of Regents, University of California.
  In 1869 Charles Elmer Hires sells his first Root Beer, in Philadelphia.
  In 1946 66,545 fans allowed Yankees to break the million mark earliest.
  In 1953 About 100 die in Worcester, MA, tornado.
  In 1959 First ballistic missile submarine launched "George Washington".
  In 1963 The movie "Cleopatra" opens in NY.
  In 1969 Warren E. Burger confirmed as U.S. Chief Justice.
  In 1973 Secretariat wins Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
  In 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks.
  In 1980 Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth.
  In 1982 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley.
  In 1985 USSR's Vega 1 deposits Lander on surface of Venus.
  In 1986 Rogers Commission report released; blame for the Challenger space
          shuttle disaster falls on Morton Thiokol.
  In 1991 Mt. Pinatubo, Philipines, erupts.  Over the next several days, ash
          covers the surrounding area including Clark Air Force Base (US).

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

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