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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 12


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Interesting things that happened June 12th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1819 Charles Kingsley (in England), author
  In 1915 David Rockefeller, International Power Broker
  In 1916 Irwin Allen, disaster movie producer
  In 1919 Uta Hagen
  In 1924 George Herbert Walker Bush, U.S. President (1989-1993), VP under
          Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) (R)
  In 1928 Vic Damone, singer
  In 1929 Anne Frank, diarist
  In 1932 Rona Jaffe, author
        + Jim Nabors, actor (Gomer Pyle, USMC; Mayberry, RFD), singer
  In 1941 Chick Corea, jazz musician
  In 1943 Marv Albert, sportscaster
  In 1957 Timothy Busfield

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day, celebrated in the Phillipines.
  In 1665 English rename New Amsterdam 'New York' after Dutch pull out.
  In 1776 Virginia adopts a Bill of Rights.
  In 1787 It is decided that U.S. Senators be at least 30 years old.
  In 1838 Iowa Territory is organized.
  In 1880 The First baseball perfect game - John Richmond of Worcester beats
          Cleveland.
  In 1898 Philippine nationalists declared their independence from Spain.
  In 1907 Yanks commit 11 errors and lost 14-6 to the Tigers.
  In 1917 Secret Service extends protection of President to his family as
          well.
  In 1918 First airplane bombing raid by an American unit (France).
  In 1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straitjacket while suspended
          upside down, 40 feet above the ground.
  In 1934 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Boeing empire to break up into
          Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] and United Air Lines.
  In 1936 First radio station with 500,000 watt power, KDKA, Pittsburgh, PA.
  In 1937 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continued.
  In 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY.
  In 1946 Philippines National Day.
  In 1963 Civil rights leader Medgar Evers of Mississippi is shot to death.
  In 1964 Nelson Mandella begins a long jail term in South Africa.
  In 1967 Israel wins six day war.
  In 1971 Tricia Nixon and Edward F. Cox married in a White House ceremony.
  In 1972 John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman
          is the Nigger of the World", "Attica State", and "Luck of the Irish".
  In 1973 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer.
  In 1977 Ground-breakng ceremonies for President Kennedy library.
  In 1979 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English
          Channel.
  In 1981 The 3rd professional baseball players strike starts.
  In 1982 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators in Central Park, NYC.
  In 1986 P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency.
  In 1991 Chicago Bulls win their first NBA championship in a 4-1 series
          against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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

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