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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 23


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Interesting things that happened June 23rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1894 Edward VIII, King of Great Britain, later Duke of Windsor
        + Alfred Kinsey, sexologist
  In 1911 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz
  In 1912 Alan Turing, mathematician, pioneer in computer theory
  In 1913 William P. Rogers, U.S. Secretary of State (1969-73)
  In 1916 Irene Worth (in Nebraska)
  In 1927 Bob Fosse, choreographer (Chorus Line)
  In 1929 June Carter Cash (in Virginia), singer
  In 1933 Bert Convy, game show host, actor
  In 1940 Wilma Rudolph, Olympic athlete
  In 1943 James Levine, musical conductor
  In 1946 Ted Shackelford

Events worth noting:
  In 1683 William Penn signs friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape indians
          in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken."
  In 1810 John Jacob Astor organizes the Pacific Fur Company at the town he
          names for himself, Astoria, Oregon.
  In 1865 At Ft. Towson, Brig. Gen. Stand Watie surrenders the last sizeable
          CSA army in the US Civil War.
  In 1868 Christopher Latham Sholes patents Typewriter.
  In 1889 First issue of the Wall Street Journal.
  In 1915 Yanks get a record 16 walks and 3 wild pitches beating A's Bruno
          Hass, 15-0.
  In 1927 Gehrig hits 3 homers in 11-4 victory over Red Sox.
  In 1938 Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) created.
        + Marineland opens in Florida - first aquarium.
  In 1947 Congress overrides President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
  In 1950 Yanks and Tigers hit 11 homers, Tigers win 10-9.
  In 1967 President Johnson and Premier Kosygin (USSR) meet in NJ.
        + Senator Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) censured for misusing campaign funds.
        + Jim Ryun sets mile record of 3 min, 51.1 sec (Bakersfield, CA).
  In 1969 Warren Burger sworn in as U.S. Chief Justice.
  In 1972 Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate.
  In 1973 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game homer in which he pitched.
  In 1976 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555m), opens.
  In 1977 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4.
  In 1981 33 inning game ends Pawtuckett 3 Rochester 2.
  In 1985 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in the air, 329 die.
  In 1986 Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address the House.

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

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