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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 24


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Interesting things that happened June 24th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1813 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
  In 1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift, founder of Swift and Company
  In 1842 Ambose Bierce, cynic
  In 1895 Jack Dempsey, boxer (The Manassa Mauler)
  In 1923 Jack Carter
  In 1942 Michele Lee (in Los Angeles, CA), actor (Knots Landing)
        + Mick Fleetwood, musician
  In 1944 Jeff Beck, musician
  In 1950 Nancy Allen, actor
  In 1965 Danielle Spencer (in Bronx, NY)
  In 1970 Glenn Medeiros

Events worth noting:
        + Midsummer Day, celebrated in Europe.
        + St. Jean Baptiste Day -- Canada
  In 1314 Scotland, under King Robert I (Robert the Bruce), defeats England at
          Bannockburn.
  In 1509 Henry VIII becomes King of England.
  In 1647 Lord Baltimore's niece ejected on requests of vote at Maryland
          Council.
  In 1817 First coffee planted in Hawaii, on the Kona coast.
  In 1901 The Jewish National Fund is started.
  In 1908 Yanks replace Clark Griffith with Kid Elberfeld as manager who is
          destined to have worse won-lost pct of any Yankee mgr 27-71.
  In 1930 First radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC.
  In 1936 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning.
  In 1939 Pan Am's 1st US-to-England flight.
  In 1947 First reported sighting of Flying Saucers, near Mt. Rainier,
          Washington by Kenneth Arnold of Boise, Idaho.
  In 1948 The Berlin Blockade and Berlin Airlift begin.
  In 1949 Cargo airlines first licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board.
        + Hopalong Cassidy becomes first network western (NBC).
  In 1970 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive homers.
  In 1975 113 killed in Eastern Boeing 727 crash at JFK airport.
  In 1977 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976.
  In 1982 Soyuz T-6 is launched.
        + The Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat.
  In 1983 7th Space Shuttle Mission (Challenger 2) returns to Earth.
  In 1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (Discovery 5) returns to Earth.
  In 1986 Disputed Alabama Democratic runoff for Governor throws the election
          to Guy Hunt first Republican in 112 years.
        + US Senate approves "tax reform".

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

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