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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 4


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Interesting things that happened March 4th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1394 Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsored Portuguese voyages of
          discovery
  In 1678 Antonio Vivaldi, Baroque violin virtuoso and composer
  In 1888 Knute Rockne, football player, coach
  In 1921 Joan Greenwood (in London, England)
  In 1932 Miriam Makeba, African singer
  In 1934 Jane Goodall, archeologist, primate observer
  In 1939 Paula Prentiss (in San Antonio, TX), actor
        + Barbara McNair (in Chicago, IL), singer, actor
  In 1944 Susan Clark (in Ontario, Canada)
  In 1969 Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher

Events worth noting:
  In 1681 Pennsylvania deeded to William Penn
  In 1789 Congress declares the Constitution to be in effect.
  In 1791 Vermont becomes the 14th state.
  In 1792 Oranges introduced to Hawaii.
  In 1793 George Washington's second inaugration, shortest speech 133 words.
  In 1801 First presidental inaugration in Washington (Thomas Jefferson).
  In 1826 First railroad in US chartered, the Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass.
  In 1841 Longest inaugration speech - 8443 words - William Henry Harrison.
  In 1861 Confederate States of America adopted "Stars and Bars" flag as the
          final design of official flag.
  In 1902 American Automobile Association opens.
  In 1930 Mrs. Charles Fahning of Buffalo, New York, becomes first woman to
          bowl a perfect game under sanctioned competition rules.
  In 1933 Roosevelt inaugurated, said "We have nothing to fear but fear
          itself".
  In 1934 Easter Cross on Mt. Davidson dedicated.
  In 1954 First black U.S. sub-cabinet member appointed - J. E. Wilkins
  In 1955 First radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent.
  In 1960 Lucille Ball files for divorce from Desi Arnaz
  In 1994 John Candy dies in Mexice while filming "Wagons East" at age 43.

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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