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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 5


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Interesting things that happened March 5th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1583 Gerhardus Mercator, cartographer
  In 1824 James Merritt Ives, lithographer (of Currier and Ives fame)
  In 1887 Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer
  In 1908 Rex Harrison, actor (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, My Fair Lady)
  In 1939 Samantha Eggar (in London, England), actor
  In 1946 Michael Warren, actor (Hill Street Blues)
  In 1950 Eugene Fodor, violinist
  In 1958 Andy Gibb, singer

Events worth noting:
  In 1623 Virginia becomes the first American colony to pass a temperance law.
  In 1770 Boston Massacre - 5 people killed.
  In 1845 Congress appropriates $30,000 to ship camels to western US.
  In 1900 The American Hall of Fame is founded.
  In 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech by Winston Churchill
  In 1953 Joseph V. Stalin died.
  In 1956 "King Kong" first televised.
  In 1971 Rolls-Royce receives a $144 million loan from the British
          government.
  In 1979 Voyager I flies past Jupiter.
  In 1982 Actor John Belushi dies.

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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