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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 2


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Interesting things that happened March 2nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1793 Sam Houston, statesman, general
  In 1824 Bedrich Smetana, composer
  In 1829 Carl Shurz, American politician
  In 1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), author
  In 1917 Desi Arnaz, famous Cuban, bandleader
  In 1919 Jennifer Jones (in Oklahoma)
  In 1931 Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet reformer
  In 1942 John Irving, author (The World According to Garp; Cider House Rules)
  In 1950 Karen Carpenter (in Connecticut), drummer for the Carpenters, singer
  In 1952 Laraine Newman (in Los Angeles, California), actor (SNL)

Events worth noting:
  In 1807 U.S. Congress outlaws the importing of slaves.
  In 1836 Texas declares its independence from Mexico
  In 1861 Congress creates the Territory of Nevada.
  In 1865 At Waynesborough, Gen. Early's army is defeated.
  In 1901 First telegraph company in Hawaii opens.
  In 1923 Time magazine first published.
  In 1929 US Court of Customs and Patent Appeals created by US Congress.
  In 1933 Earthquake in Japan (8.9 on the Richter scale, 2,990 dead).
        + "King Kong" premieres, in New York.
  In 1949 First street light on automatic system - New Milford, Conn.
        + First non-stop, round-the-world airplane flight completed.
  In 1969 First test flight of the supersonic Concorde.
  In 1970 American Airlines first flight of Boeing 747.
  In 1972 Pioneer 10, the 1st outer-planetary probe, is launched.
  In 1974 First Class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents.
  In 1978 Soyuz 28 is launched.
  In 1983 Compact Disc recordings developed by Philips & Sony introduced.
  In 1991 Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95.

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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