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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 8


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Interesting things that happened March 8th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1787 Karl Ferdinand von Grafe, helped create modern plastic surgery
  In 1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., famous Supreme Court Justice
  In 1859 Kenneth Grahame, author (The Wind in the Willows)
  In 1879 Otto Hahn, co-discoverer of nuclear fission
  In 1909 Claire Trevor
  In 1921 Cyd Charisse (in Amarillo, Texas), actor, dancer
  In 1939 Jim Bouton
  In 1943 Lynn Redgrave (in London, England), actor, political activist
  In 1947 Carole Bayer Sager (in New York), lyricist

Events worth noting:
  In 1862 The Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack)
          launched after conversion.
        + Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate Withdrawal.
  In 1910 Baroness de Laroche of Paris becomes first licensed female pilot.
  In 1945 International Women's Day
  In 1946 First helicopter licensed for commercial use - New York city.
  In 1950 First woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel - B. R.
          Walters.
  In 1959 Groucho, Chico and Harpo's final TV appearance together.
  In 1972 First flight of the Goodyear blimp.
  In 1983 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0.
  In 1999 Joe "The Yankee Clipper" DiMaggio dies in Hollywood, FL, at age 84.

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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