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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 21

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Interesting things that happened June 21st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1732 Martha Washington, the first First Lady
  In 1882 Rockwell Kent, artist
  In 1903 Al Hirschfeld, cartoonist
  In 1912 Mary McCarthy, author
  In 1921 Jane Russell (Bemidji, Minnesota), actor (Pale Face)
  In 1922 Judy Holliday, actor
  In 1925 Maureen Stapleton (in Troy, NY), actor
  In 1931 Lawrence K. Grossman, NBC News president
  In 1933 Bernie Kopell, actor
  In 1935 Monte Markham, actor
  In 1938 Ron Ely, actor
  In 1940 Mariette Hartley, actor
        + Joe Flaherty, comedian
  In 1944 Ray Davies, singer, songwriter (The Kinks)
  In 1947 Meredith Baxter-Birney (in California), actor
        + Michael Gross, actor
  In 1982 William Windsor, son of Charles and Diana, heir apparent to the
          throne of the United Kingdom

Events worth noting:
        + The longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice.
  In 1788 US Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire is the 9th state
          to ratify it.
  In 1805 Great Stoneface Mountain found in New Hampshire.
  In 1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine.
  In 1879 F. W. Woolworth opens his first store (failed almost immediately, so
          he found a new location and you know the rest...)
  In 1887 Britain celebrated the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
  In 1893 The first Ferris wheel is premiered at Chicago's Columbian
  In 1916 Red Sox George Foster no hits the Yankees.
  In 1917 Hawaiian Red Cross founded.
  In 1930 Ruth hits 3 homers as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in the 7th and lose 15-7.
  In 1938 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets his 12th straight hit.
  In 1939 Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic laterial sclerosis.
  In 1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit (30 dead).
  In 1945 Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to the US during WW II.
  In 1948 Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrated the 'long playing record'.
        + 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I.
  In 1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
  In 1964 Three civil rights workers, Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman,
          and James E. Chaney, disappear after release from a Mississippi jail.
        + Phillies Jim Bunning throws a perfect game against the Mets on
          Fathers day.
  In 1967 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th and lose 6-5, in second game Red Sox
          lead 3-2 in the 9th and Yanks beat them 6-3.
  In 1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns.
  In 1975 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth.
  In 1977 Former White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman enters prison.
  In 1982 Washington DC jury finds John Hinckley Jr. innocent by insanity for
          attempting to assasinate President Reagan.
  In 1985 American, Brazilian, and West German forensic pathologists announce
          skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele.
  In 1986 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments.
  In 1988 L.A. Lakers become first NBA team in 19 years to win back-to-back
          Championships, beating Detroit Pistons 108-105 in 7th game.
  In 2001 Actor Carroll O'Connor dies.
        + Blues legend John Lee Hooker dies.

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

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