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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 30


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Interesting things that happened June 30th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1837 Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur, youngest west pointer to be Maj. Gen.
  In 1917 Buddy Rich, drummer extraordinaire
        + Lena Horne, singer
  In 1918 Susan Hayward (in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY), actor
  In 1934 Harry Blackstone, Jr., magician
  In 1936 Nancy Dussault (in Florida)
  In 1966 Mike Tyson, pugilist

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Democratic Republic of Congo
  In 1834 Congress creates the Indian Territory.
  In 1859 Charles Blondin walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
  In 1862 Day 6 of the Seven Days - Battle of White Oak Swamp.
  In 1870 Ada Kepley becomes the first female law college graduate.
  In 1893 The Excelsior diamond (blue-white, 995 carats) is discovered.
  In 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act becomes law.
  In 1908 A giant fireball impacts in Central Siberia (the Tunguska Event).
        + Cy Young no hits Yankees Red Sox win 8-0.
  In 1914 Mahatma Gandhi's first arrest, in campaign for Indian equal rights
          in South Africa.
  In 1930 First round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady, NY.
  In 1934 Adolf Hitler begins pogrom against his enemies.
  In 1936 "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, is first published.
        + Forty hour work week law approved in US (federal law.)
  In 1948 Transistor demonstrated, Murray Hill, NJ.
  In 1950 President Truman orders American troops into Korea.
  In 1952 "The Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV.
  In 1954 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning
          This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor.
  In 1960 Zaire (Congo) gains its independence from Belgium.
  In 1962 Pope Paul VI crowned in Saint Peter's Square.
  In 1971 26th Amendment ratified giving vote to 18 year olds Ohio ratifies.
        + Three cosmonauts die as Soyuz XI depressurizes during reentry.
  In 1972 First leap second day.
  In 1977 Jimmy Carter cans the B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52".
        + Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive homers in Toronto.
  In 1982 New Jersey NHL Franchise named the Devils.
        + The Equal Rights Amendment dies without ratification.
  In 1985 The 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed.
  In 1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by the Supreme Court.

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

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