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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 22

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Interesting things that happened June 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1837 Paul Morphy, legendary chess master
  In 1906 Billy Wilder, movie director
        + Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author
  In 1920 Paul Frees, The Man of a Thousand Voices, the narrator's narrator
  In 1922 Eleanor Parker
        + Bill Blass, fashion designer
  In 1933 Dianne Feinstein (in San Francisco, CA), former mayor of San
          Francisco (1978-88), US senator
  In 1937 Kris Kristofferson, singer, songwriter, actor, Rhodes Scholar
  In 1941 Ed Bradley, CBS newscaster
  In 1948 Todd Rundgren, singer
  In 1949 Lindsay Wagner (in Los Angeles, CA), actor (Bionic Woman)
        + Meryl Streep (in Summit, NJ), actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1611 Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay during mutiny.
  In 1808 Zebulon Pike reaches his peak.
  In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of France second time.
  In 1846 Adolphe Sax is granted a patent for the saxophone.
  In 1847 The doughnut is invented.
  In 1849 Stephen C. Massett opens at San Francisco courthouse as first
          professional entertainer, using the (allegedly) only piano in
  In 1851 Fire destroys part of San Francisco.
  In 1868 Arkansas becomes a state for second time.
  In 1870 Dept of Justice cabinet-level federal agency founded.
  In 1910 First airship passengers fly aboard the zeppelin Deutschland.
  In 1911 King George V of England crowned.
  In 1930 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in the double header.
  In 1936 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee and survives.
  In 1937 Joe Louis, heavyweight pugilist, becomes world champion.
  In 1938 Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round (2:04).
  In 1940 France falls to Nazi Germany.
  In 1941 Germany declares war on Soviet Union during World War II.
  In 1944 FDR signs the "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act).
  In 1957 Kansas City stops using streetcars in its transit system.
  In 1970 President Nixon signs the 26th Amendment (voting age now 18).
  In 1973 Skylab 2's astronauts land.
  In 1977 Former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell starts 19 month sentence
          in an Alabama prison.
  In 1978 The planet Pluto's partner, Charon, is discovered.
  In 1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing ex-Beatle John Lennon.
  In 1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes.
        + Prince Charles and Lady Diana take Prince William home from the
  In 1983 First time a satellite is retrieved from orbit, by Space Shuttle.
  In 1987 Actor/Dancer Fred Astaire dies.
        + Tom Seaver retires after third try with the NY Mets.

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

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