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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 12


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Interesting things that happened March 12th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1831 Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer
  In 1832 Charles Boycott, estate manager in Ireland, caused boycotts
  In 1922 Lane Kirkland, AFL-CIO President
  In 1923 Wally Schirra, astronaut
  In 1925 Wil G. Whitehurst, Republican Representative (Virginia)
  In 1926 George R. Ariyoshi, Governor of Hawaii
  In 1927 Raul Alfonsin, President of Argentina
  In 1928 Edward Albee, playwright
  In 1932 Andrew Young, Atlanta mayor
  In 1936 Lloyd Dobyns, NBC newsman
  In 1940 Millie Perkins
        + Al Jarreau, singer
  In 1941 Barbara Feldon (in Pittsburgh, PA), actor (Get Smart)
  In 1946 Liza Minnelli (in Los Angeles, CA), singer, actor
  In 1947 Jill O'Hara (in Warren, PA)
  In 1948 James Taylor, singer, songwriter
  In 1949 Mary Alice Williams
        + Sara Lane (in New York City)
  In 1962 Darryl Strawberry, baseball player (NY Met)

Events worth noting:
  In 1664 New Jersey became a British colony.
  In 1850 First $20 Gold piece issued.
  In 1865 Affair near Lone Jack, Missouri.
  In 1888 New York City's most severe blizzard hits, causing hundreds of
          deaths.
  In 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) offically approved by the AL
  In 1912 Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) founded in Savanah, Ga.
  In 1925 Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen died.
        + First transatlantic radio broadcast.
  In 1930 Mohandas Gandhi began 200-mile march protesting British salt tax.
  In 1933 8 days after taking office, FDR conducts his first "Fireside Chat".
  In 1939 Pope Pius XII was crowned in ceremonies at the Vatican.
  In 1940 Finland surrendered to the Soviet Union during World War II.
  In 1945 Diarist Anne Frank is believed to have died of typhus at the Bergen-
          Belsen concentration camp this day.
        + British Empire Day.
  In 1958 Commonwealth Day.
  In 1959 House joined the Senate in approving statehood for Hawaii.
  In 1963 Bob Dylan cancels appearance on Ed Sullivan.
  In 1966 Pioneer Plaza dedicated.
  In 1969 Beatle Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman in London.
  In 1977 Sadat pledges to regain arab terrority from Israel.
  In 1980 Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murders of 33 men and boys.
  In 1981 Soyuz T-4 is launched.
  In 1986 21.025 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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