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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 18

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Interesting things that happened June 18th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1877 James Montgomery Flagg, illustrator, best known for his "I want you"
          Uncle Sam recruiting poster
  In 1901 Jeanette MacDonald, singing actor ('When I'm calling you...')
  In 1910 E. G. Marshall, actor
  In 1913 Sylvia Porter, financial writer
  In 1926 Tom Wicker, columnist
  In 1929 Eva Bartok (Budapest, Hungry)
  In 1939 Lou Brock
  In 1942 Paul McCartney, musician (Wings, Beatles)
  In 1947 Linda Thorson (in Canada)
  In 1952 Isabella Rossellini, actor (Blue Velvet)
        + Carol Kane (in Cleveland, OH), actor (Taxi, Princess Bride)

Events worth noting:
  In 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out the first life insurance policy,
          on William Gibbons.  The premium is 383 pounds.
  In 1778 British Redcoats withdraw from Philadelphia; Yanks enter.
  In 1812 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain.
  In 1815 Battle of Waterloo -- British and Prussians defeat Napoleon.
  In 1863 After long neglect, Confederates hurriedly fortify Vicksburg.
  In 1864 At Petersburg, Grant ends four days of assaults.
  In 1872 Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Mercantile Liberty Hall.
  In 1873 Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for attempting to vote for President.
  In 1892 Macadamia nuts first planted in Hawaii.
  In 1916 Yanks score in every inning but 8th beat Indians 19-3.
  In 1928 Amelia Earhart is first female passenger to cross the Atlantic by
  In 1934 US Highway planning surveys nationwide authorized.
  In 1940 Winston Churchill urged perseverance so that future generations
          would remember that "this was their finest hour."
  In 1945 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), British radio traitor, charged with
          treason against the Crown.
  In 1953 Egypt proclaimed a republic.
        + Eugene Stephens gets 3 hits as Red Sox score 17 runs in 7th inning.
  In 1959 First telecast transmitted from England to U.S.
  In 1972 118 die in crash of British European Airways jet.
  In 1975 Saudi Prince Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz beheaded in Riyadh
          shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king.
  In 1977 Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson get into a dugout altercation
        + Space Shuttle test model the "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for
          the first time. It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747.
  In 1979 Billy Martin replaces Bob Lemon as Yankee manager (second time).
  In 1981 Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires. (replaced by Sandra
          Day O'Connor first woman on the high court).
  In 1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote.
  In 1983 7th Shuttle Mission (Challenger 2) launched.  Sally Ride is the
          first U.S. woman in space.
  In 1986 52 die in plane/helicopter collision over the Grand Canyon.

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

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