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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 11

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Interesting things that happened March 11th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1731 Robert Treat Paine, a signer of the Declaration of Independence
  In 1832 Brig. Gen. William R. Cox, Second North Carolina Infantry, ANV
  In 1903 Lawrence Welk, bandleader, bubble maker
  In 1916 Harold Wilson, former British Prime Minister
  In 1926 Ralph D. Abernathy, civil rights leader
  In 1931 Rupert Murdoch, "newspaper" publisher
  In 1934 Tina Louise, actor (Gilligan's Island)
        + Sam Donaldson, ABC correspondent
  In 1936 Antonin Scalia (in Trenton, NJ), U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  In 19?? Susan Richardson (in Bath, Maine)

Events worth noting:
        + Johnny Appleseed Day
  In 1302 According to Shakespeare, this is Romeo and Juliet's wedding day.
  In 1810 Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise.
  In 1847 John Chapman 'Johnny Appleseed' died in Allen County, Ind.
  In 1861 Confederate convention in Montgomery, Ala, adopts constitution.
  In 1865 Union forces under General Sherman occupied Fayetteville, NC.
  In 1867 Great Mauna Loa eruption (volcano in Hawaii).
  In 1888 Blizzard struck the northeastern United States.  400 people died.
  In 1892 First public game of basketball.
  In 1926 Eamon De Valera resigns as leader of the Sinn Fein.
  In 1930 Former Pres. and Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington.
  In 1941 President FDR signed into law the Lend-Lease Bill.
  In 1942 Gen. Douglas MacArthur left Bataan for Australia.
  In 1953 First woman doctor commissioned in regular army - F. M. Adams
  In 1958 Charles Van Doren finally loses on "21".
        + An unarmed hydrogen bomb is accidentally dropped on Mars Bluff, SC
          by the US Air Force.
  In 1985 Soviet Union announces death of its leader Konstantin Chernenko.
          Mikhail S. Gorbachev becomes Communist Party general secretary.
  In 1986 187.27 million shares traded in the New York Stock Exchange.

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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