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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 1

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Interesting things that happened March 1st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1810 Frederic Chopin, pianist, composer
  In 1837 William Dean Howells, American novelist
  In 1848 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, US sculptor, designed 1907 $20 gold piece
  In 1910 David Niven, actor
  In 1917 Dinah Shore (in Winchester, Tennessee), actor, talk show host
        + Robert Lowell, poet
  In 1927 Harry Belafonte, entertainer
  In 1942 Joan Hackett (in New York)
  In 1945 Dirk Benedict (Helena, MT), actor (Battlestar Galactica, A-Team)
  In 1946 Lana Wood (in Santa Monica, CA)
  In 1954 Ron Howard, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days, American
          Graffiti), director (Splash, Cocoon)
        + Catherine Bach (in Warren, Ohio), actor (Dukes of Hazzard)

Events worth noting:
        + St. David's Day
  In 1781 The Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress.
  In 1784 E. Kidner opens the first cooking school, in Great Britain.
  In 1790 First US census began.
  In 1803 Ohio becomes the 17th state.
  In 1859 Present seal of San Francisco adopted (second seal for city).
  In 1864 Patent issued for taking and projecting motion pictures to Louis
          Ducos du Hauron (he never did build such a machine, though).
  In 1867 Nebraska becomes the 37th state.
  In 1879 Library of Hawaii founded.
  In 1927 Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank.
  In 1937 First permanent automobile license plates issued in Connecticut.
  In 1941 First US commercial FM radio station goes on the air (Nashville,
  In 1947 International Monetary Fund began operations.
  In 1954 Four Puerto Rican terrorists open fire on the U.S. House of
          Representatives, wounding five congressmen.
  In 1966 Venera 3, Venus landing.
  In 1969 Mickey Mantle announces his retirement.
  In 1996 New toll-free 888 area code introduced.

And remember ...
  Foot Health Month
  International Hamburger and Pickle Month
  National Frozen Food Month
  National Furniture Refinishing Month
  National Nutrition Month (US)
  National Peanut Month
  National Women's History Month
  Red Cross Month
  Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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