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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 20

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Interesting things that happened June 20th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1819 Jacques Offenbach (in France), composer
  In 1907 Lillian Hellman, writer
  In 1909 Errol Flynn, actor
  In 1923 Chet Atkins, guitar picker
  In 1924 Audie Murphy, war hero (most decorated GI of WWII), actor (To Hell
          and Back), songwriter
  In 1931 Olympia Dukakis, actress (Moonstruck)
  In 1935 Danny Aiello
  In 1942 Brian Wilson, singer, songwriter (Beachboys)
  In 1945 Anne Murray (in Nova Scotia), singer
  In 1947 Candy Clark, actor
  In 1950 Lionel Ritchie, singer
  In 1952 John Goodman, actor (Always, Arachniphobia)
  In 1953 Cyndi Lauper (in Brooklyn, NY), singer
  In 1960 John Taylor, musician

Events worth noting:
  In 1632 Britain grants second Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area.
  In 1756 British soldiers are imprisoned in India (Black Hole of Calcutta).
          Most of them died.
  In 1782 The Second Continental Congress approves the Great Seal of the
          United States and the Eagle as its symbol.
  In 1791 King Louis XVI caught trying to escape the French Revolution.
  In 1837 Queen Victoria at age 18 ascends British throne following death of
          uncle King William IV.  Ruled for 63 years (ending in 1901).
  In 1855 Commissioners appointed to lay out streets west of Larkin.
  In 1863 West Virginia is admitted to the Union as the 35th state.
  In 1867 President Andrew Johnson announces the purchase of Alaska.
  In 1893 Lizzie Borden found "Not guilty" of murdering her parents in New
          Bedford, Mass.
  In 1913 3 of first 4 Yankees hit by pitch enroute to a record 6 hit batsman
          Bert Daniels set AL mark by getting hit 3 times in a doubleheader.
  In 1920 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win and game is replayed.
  In 1939 Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants.
  In 1947 Gangster Benjamin `Buggsy' Siegel shot dead in Beverly Hills, Calif.
        + Pres Truman vetoed Taft-Hartley Act.
  In 1948 Ed Sullivan has his first really big 'shoe' on Sunday night TV.
          `Toast of the Town' premiered on CBS-TV.
  In 1950 Joe Dimaggio's 2000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2.
  In 1963 First Mayor's Trophy Game Mets beat Yanks 6-2.
        + US and USSR agree to set up the "Hot Line".
  In 1967 Boxer Muhammad Ali convicted of violating Selective Service laws by
          refusing to be drafted.  His conviction is later struck down by the
          Supreme Court.
  In 1977 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez.
  In 1982 It's National Bald Eagle Day.
        + Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington.
  In 1983 Yankee Bobby Murcer retires.
  In 1986 Doctors at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan.
  In 1987 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife, Alexis Mass.

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

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