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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 29


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Interesting things that happened June 29th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1577 Peter Paul Rubens, artist
  In 1858 George Washington Goethals, engineer who built the Panama Canal
  In 1901 Nelson Eddy, singing actor ('When I'm calling you...'), baritone,
          great duets with Jeanette MacDonald
  In 1909 LeRoy Anderson, composer
  In 1915 Ruth Warwick (in St Joseph, MO)
  In 1919 Slim Pickens, actor (Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles)
  In 1925 Cara Williams
  In 1930 Robert Evans
  In 1934 Carl Levin, Democratic Senator from Michigan
  In 1944 Gary Busey, actor
  In 1947 Richard Lewis
  In 1948 Fred Grandy, actor, former US Congressman

Events worth noting:
  In 1776 Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay.
        + Virginia state constitution adopted, and Patrick Henry made first
          governor.
  In 1854 Congress ratifies Gadsden Purchase, adds parts of New Mexico,
          Arizona.
  In 1862 Day 5 of the Seven Days - Battle of Savage's Station.
  In 1863 Gen. Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, PA.
        + The very first first National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa.
  In 1897 Chicago beats Louisville 36-7.
  In 1916 Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time.
  In 1927 First flight from the West Coast arrives in Hawaii.
  In 1929 First high-speed jet-type wind tunnel completed, Langley Research
          Center, VA.
  In 1936 Empire State Building emanates "high definition" TV - 343 lines.
  In 1939 The Dixie Clipper completes the first commercial plane flight to
          Europe.
  In 1941 DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler's record.
        + Polish statesman and pianist Ignace Paderewski died in New York at
          80.
  In 1946 British arrest 2700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorists.
  In 1947 Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak.
  In 1949 South Africa implements policy of racial segregation `apartheid.' No
          mixed marriages.
  In 1952 First aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn - the Oriskany.
  In 1954 Atomic Energy Commission votes against reinstating Dr J. Robert
          Oppenheimer.
  In 1956 Charles Dumas - first high jump over 7 feet - Los Angeles, CA.
  In 1962 First flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner.
  In 1966 U.S. bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities.
  In 1967 Jayne Mansfield dies at age 34 in car crash.
        + Jerusalem reunified, Israel removes barricades separating Old City.
  In 1970 U.S. ends a two-month military offensive into Cambodia.
  In 1972 The US Supreme Court rules that the death penalty is usually `cruel
          & unusual punishment' under current standards of imposition.
  In 1977 Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults.
  In 1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended.
  In 1984 The USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI.
  In 1987 Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning
          Grand Slammer beats Toronto 15-14.  Mattingly also Grand slams.
  In 1992 Algerian prime minister Mohammed Boudiaf assassinated.

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

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