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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 14


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Interesting things that happened June 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
  In 1909 Burl Ives, folk singer, actor
  In 1918 Dorothy McGuirre, singer (McGuirre Sisters)
  In 1919 Sam Wanamaker, actor, director
  In 1921 Gene Barry, actor (Burke's Law)
  In 1925 Pierre Salinger, ABC newsman, White House press secretary for
          Kennedy
  In 1928 Ernesto "Che" Guevara (in Rosario, Argentina), revolutionary
  In 1931 Marla Gibbs (in Chicago, Ill), actor
  In 1933 Jerzy Kosinski, author
  In 1946 Donald Trump, ego
  In 1952 Eddie Mekka
  In 1958 Eric Heiden, Olympic iceskater
  In 1961 George "Boy George" Dowd, androgynous rock musician (Culture Club)
  In 1969 Steffi Graf (in West Germany), tennis player

Events worth noting:
        + Flag Day
  In 1623 Rev. Gerville Pooley of Virginia files first breach-of-promise
          lawsuit against Cicely Jordan.  He loses.
  In 1775 United States Army founded.
  In 1777 Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopts Stars and Stripes as
          U.S. flag, replacing Grand Union flag.
  In 1801 Former Revolutionary War Gen. Benedict Arnold died in London.
  In 1841 The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston.
  In 1846 Settlers proclaimed the Free Republic of California at Sonoma,
          adopting the California Bear Flag.
  In 1847 Bunsen invents a gas burner.
  In 1850 Fire destroys part of San Francisco.
  In 1863 Battle of Second Winchester, Virginia.
  In 1864 Battle of Pine Mountain.  Gen. Leonidas Polk killed in action.
  In 1870 Cincinatti Reds lose after 130 straight wins.
  In 1876 California Street Cable Car Railroad Co. gets its franchise.
  In 1900 Hawaiian Territorial Government begins.
  In 1917 Gen. Pershing and his HQ staff arrived in Paris during World War I.
  In 1919 First direct airplane crossing of the Atlantic.
  In 1922 Baltimore radio station WEAR first to put on a President (Harding).
  In 1938 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin.
  In 1940 German forces occupied Paris during World War II.
  In 1941 Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita, KS.
  In 1942 First bazooka rocket gun produced, Bridgeport, CT.
  In 1944 First B-29 raid against mainland Japan.
  In 1948 TV Guide is first published.
  In 1951 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau.
  In 1952 Keel laid for first nuclear powered submarine, the Nautilus.
  In 1953 Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak of 18
          straight.
  In 1954 President Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the
          Pledge of Allegiance.
  In 1963 Valery F. Bykovsky fifth Russian in space aboard Vostok 5.
  In 1967 Mariner V launched from Cape Kennedy on a flight past Venus.
  In 1976 The Gong Show premiers.
        + 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4.
  In 1978 Down 9-7 in the 10th with 2 outs Yanks Paul Blair hits a 3 run
          homer.
  In 1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland (Malvinas) Islands
          ending 74-day conflict.
  In 1985 Lebanese Shiite gunmen hijack TWA flight 847 after  Athens' takeoff.
  In 1986 Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges in Geneva dies at age 86.
        + Death claimed Broadway librettist Alan Jay Lerner in NY at age 67.
        + `Wild Kingdom' host Marlin Perkins dies near St Louis at age 81.

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

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