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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 9

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Interesting things that happened March 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1454 Amerigo Vespucci, we could be called Vespucciland
  In 1824 Leland Stanford, railroad tycoon, governor, senator, founded
          Stanford University
  In 1910 Samuel Barber, composer
  In 1918 Mickey Spillane, mystery writer
  In 1934 Yuri Gagarin, first man into space
        + Joyce Van Patten
  In 1935 Keely Smith (in Norfolk, Virginia)
  In 1936 Glenda Jackson, actor (Hopscotch), M.P. (Hampstead)
  In 1940 Raul Julia, actor
  In 1943 Bobby Fischer, chess player
        + Trish Van Devere
  In 1948 Jeffery Osborne
  In 1950 Danny Sullivan
  In 1957 Faith Daniels
  In 1965 Brian Bosworth, football player
  In 1971 Emmanual Lewis, actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1661 Cardinal Jules Mazarin, the chief minister of France, died.
  In 1796 Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais.
  In 1822 Charles Graham of N. Y. was granted a patent for artificial teeth.
  In 1841 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Africans who seized control of the
          Amistad slave ship had been illegally forced into slavery, and thus
          are free under American law.
  In 1847 U.S. forces under Gen. Winfield Scott invade Mexico three miles
          south of Vera Cruz, the largest U.S. amphibious landing until World
          War II.
  In 1860 First Japanese ambassador to the U.S.
  In 1862 The ironclads "USS Monitor" (Union) and "CSS Virginia" (Rebel,
          formerly USS Merrimack) have their famous encounter at Hampton Roads.
          It was a standoff.
  In 1954 Edward R. Murrow criticizes Sen. McCarthy on "See it Now".
        + First local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) New York, NY
          (Castro Decorators).
  In 1967 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter from Josef Stalin, walks into the US
          embassy in New Delhi and requests political assylum.  (or Mar. 6?)

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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