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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 6

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Interesting things that happened March 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1475 Michelangelo Buanarroti (in Caprese, Italy), Renaissance artist
  In 1619 Cyrano de Bergerac, writer
  In 1756 Aaron Burr, duelist
  In 1806 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet
  In 1812 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watchmaking
  In 1831 General Philip H. Sheridan, military leader
  In 1923 Ed McMahon, #1 second banana, famed announcer, sweepstakes harbinger
  In 1924 Sarah Caldwell (in Maryville, MO), Conductor
        + William Webster, FBI director
  In 1927 Gordon Cooper Jr., astronaut
  In 1936 Marion Barry, former Washington, D.C. mayor
  In 1937 Merle Haggard, singer
        + Valentina Tereshkova (in Russia), cosmonaut, first woman in space
  In 1940 Joanna Miles (in Nice, France)
  In 1942 Ben Murphy
  In 1944 Mary Wilson, singer (Supremes)
  In 1945 Rob Reiner, actor, director (All in the Family, Spinal Tap)
  In 1947 Kiki Dee (in Yorkshire, England), singer
  In 1953 Jackie Zeman (Bergenfield, NJ), actor (General Hospital, National
          Lampoon's Class Reunion)

Events worth noting:
  In 1665 "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" was first
          published, and is still published today.
  In 1836 The Alamo falls.  (Remember it!)
  In 1857 Dred Scott decision.
  In 1865 Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida.
  In 1913 The first printed reference to "jazz" appears in the San Francisco
  In 1930 Brooklyn's Clarence Birdseye puts the first individually packaged
          frozen foods on sale, in Springfield, Mass.
  In 1957 The Gold Coast gains independence and takes the name Ghana.
  In 1963 Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copus, and Hawkshaw Hawkins die in a plane
  In 1981 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth.

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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