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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 13

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Interesting things that happened June 13th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1831 J. C. Maxwell
  In 1865 William Butler Yeats (in Ireland), writer
  In 1891 (or 1892) Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic)
  In 1903 Harold "Red" Grange, the "Galloping Ghost" of football
  In 1913 Ralph Edwards, host of "This is Your Life"
  In 1935 Artist Christo
  In 1951 Richard Thomas, actor (The Waltons)
  In 1962 Ally Sheedy (in New York), actor (Short Circuit)
  In 1963 Bettina Bunge, tennis player
        + Catarina Lindqvist
  In 1970 Rivers Cuomo, singer, songwriter (Weezer)

Events worth noting:
        + Kitchen Klutzs of America Day
        + The National Asparagus Festival
  In 1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowned.
  In 1898 Yukon Territory of Canada is organized with Dawson chosen as
  In 1900 China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Christians.
  In 1913 Yanks win 13th game of the year after losing 36 games.
  In 1921 Yankees' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 homers and beats Tigers 11-8.
  In 1924 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers; third forfeit win.
  In 1927 Charles Lindbergh honored in New York City for his trans-Atlantic
          flight.  750,000 lbs of ticker-tape shower down.
  In 1933 Federal Savings and Loan Association authorized.
        + First sodium vapor lamps installed Schenectady, NY.
  In 1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homers against the St. Louis Browns.
  In 1944 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) buzz-bomb attacks against
  In 1948 Babe Ruth's #3 is retired.
  In 1963 Vostok 6 launched.  The pilot is Valentina Tereshkova, first woman
  In 1966 Supreme court hands down Miranda vs. Arizona decision.  Declares a
          suspect must be informed of rights.
  In 1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as first black Supreme Court justice.
  In 1971 N.Y. Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers.
  In 1977 Convicted M.L. King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured.
        + Former Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark died in NY at 77.
  In 1980 Rep. John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation.
  In 1981 A teen-ager fired six blanks at Queen Elizabeth II.
  In 1982 Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69.
  In 1983 Pioneer 10 is first man-made object to leave the Solar System.
  In 1986 President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency.
        + Benny Goodman, the clarinet playing King of Swing, died in NY at 77.
  In 1987 Geraldine Page dies.
  In 1989 Detroit Pistons win their first NBA championship in a 4-0 sweep
          against the Los Angeles Lakers.
  In 1990 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight record (from Seattle,
          Washington to Nairobi, Kenya).
  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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