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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 3


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Interesting things that happened March 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1831 George M. Pullman, inventor-financier (Pullman Car)
  In 1845 Georg Cantor, mathematician (creator of set theory)
  In 1847 Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone
  In 1859 Shalom Alekhem, Russian author
  In 1895 General Matthew Ridgeway, military leader
  In 1911 Jean Harlow, sex goddess of the 30s
  In 1920 James Doohan, actor (Star Trek series)
  In 1933 Princess Lee Radziwell (in New York City)
  In 1934 Gia Scala (in Italy)
  In 1950 Tim Kazurinsky (in Johnstown, Pennsylvania), actor (SNL)
  In 1962 Herschel Walker
        + Jackie Joyner-Kersee, runner, Olympic medalist
  In 1974 David Faustino

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Morocco
        + Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival), celebrated in Japan
  In 1634 First tavern in Boston is opened.
  In 1791 Congress passed a resolution ordering U.S. Mint be established.
  In 1812 Congress passes first foreign aid bill.
  In 1820 Missouri compromise passes.
  In 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state.
  In 1849 Gold Coinage Act passed, allowing gold coins to be minted.
  In 1851 Congress authorizes smallest U.S. silver coin, the 3-cent piece.
  In 1863 Congress passes a conscription act, leading to the first wartime
          draft of U.S. citizens.
  In 1875 A 20-cent coin was authorized by Congress (It only lasted 3 years).
  In 1885 American Telephone and Telegraph incorporated.
  In 1931 "Star Spangled Banner" officially became US national anthem.
  In 1943 U.S. wins Battle of Bismark Sea over Japan.
  In 1945 U.S. and Philippine forces recaptured Corregidor.
  In 1951 "Mr. Wizard", TV program featuring Don Herbert doing science
          demonstrations for kids, premieres.
  In 1956 Morocco gains its independence.
  In 1969 Apollo 9 is launched.
  In 1972 Pioneer 10 launched.  First to traverse asteroid belt, leave system
  In 1978 Red Brigades kidnap former Italian prime minsiter Aldo Moro.
  In 1985 TV Show "Moonlighting" premieres.
  In 1998 Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary
          Committee hearing.

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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