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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 19

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Interesting things that happened June 19th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1623 Blaise Pascal, mathematician
  In 1856 Elbert Hubbard, Essayist
  In 1886 Duchess of Windsor, famous divorcee
  In 1902 Guy Lombardo, conductor
  In 1903 Henry Louis Gehrig, baseball player, the "Iron Horse" of the Yankees
  In 1908 Mildred Natwick, actor
        + Quentin N. Burdick, Democratic Senator from North Dakota
  In 1914 Alan Cranston, Democratic Senator from California
  In 1919 Pauline Kael, movie critic
  In 1921 Louis Jourdan, actor
        + Howell Heflin, Democratic Senator from Alabama
  In 1928 Nancy Marchand, actor
  In 1932 Pier Angeli (in Italy)
  In 1936 Gena Rowlands (in Cambria, WI), actor
  In 1943 Malcolm McDowell, actor
  In 1951 Ann Wilson (in San Diego, CA), musician (Heart)
  In 1954 Kathleen Turner, actor
  In 1959 Mark DeBarge, musician
  In 1962 Paula Abdul, singer
  In 1978 Garfield, famous cat (big fat hairy deal)

Events worth noting:
  In 1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC
  In 1778 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge.
  In 1861 Anaheim Post Office established.
  In 1862 Slavery is abolished in the US territories.
  In 1864 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France.
  In 1867 Mexico's deposed emperor Maximilian is executed.
  In 1875 Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at the Presidio.
  In 1897 Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends.
  In 1910 Father's Day is celebrated for the first time in Spokane Wash.
  In 1917 During WW I King George V ordered members of British royal family to
          dispense with German titles and surnames.  They took the name
  In 1931 First photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven, CT.
  In 1932 First concert given in San Francisco's Stern Grove.
  In 1934 US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created.
  In 1946 First TV sports spectacular - Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn.
  In 1947 First plane to exceed 600 mph -- Albert Boyd at Muroc, CA in an F-
  In 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed at Sing Sing Prison, Ossining,
          NY (Mr Rosenberg took three tries; Mrs Rosenberg, five).
  In 1955 Mickey Mantle hits career homer # 100.
  In 1961 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution
          requiring state office holders to believe in the existence of God.
  In 1963 Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, returns to earth.
  In 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 survived an 83-day filibuster in Senate.
  In 1970 Soyuz 9 returns to Earth.
  In 1973 Pete Rose and Willie Davis both get career hit # 2000.
  In 1977 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cent bishop John Neumann first US male
        + Red Soxs set record of 16 homers in 3 games  All against the Yanks.
  In 1981 Boeing Commercial Chinook two-rotor helicopter gets certified.
  In 1986 Artificial heart recipient Murray P. Haydon died in Louisville, KY.
        + Len Bias, first pick of the Boston Celtics, suffers a fatal cocaine-
          induced seizure.

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

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