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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 13


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Interesting things that happened March 13th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1733 Joseph Priestley (in England), chemist, minister, intellect
  In 1781 Johann Wyss (in Switzerland), author
  In 1914 Sammy Kaye, bandleader
  In 1931 Rosalind Elias, opera singer
  In 1939 Neil Sedaka, singer songwriter
  In 1946 Steve Kanaly, Actor
  In 1953 Deborah Raffin (in Los Angeles, CA)
  In 1954 Robin Duke, actor (SNL)
  In 1957 Dana Delaney

Events worth noting:
        + Discover Uranus Day
  In 1639 Harvard University was named for clergyman John Harvard.
  In 1781 Planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel.
  In 1852 The New York Lantern publishes the first cartoon showing the
          character "Uncle Sam," based on a real U.S. officer who served in the
          war of 1812, Samuel Wilson.
  In 1868 Impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the Senate.
  In 1884 Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.
  In 1901 Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president, died in Indianapolis.
  In 1906 American suffragist Susan B. Anthony died.
  In 1925 Tennessee law prohibits teaching of evolution.
  In 1928 400 people die in California after the St. Francis Dam burst.
  In 1938 Famed attorney Clarence S. Darrow died.
        + Germany annexes Austria.
  In 1964 Kitty Genovese stabbed dead at 2:30 a.m.  40 people witnessed the
          attack in Kew Gardens; no one called the police.
  In 1969 Apollo 9 returns to Earth.
  In 1970 Digital Equipment Corp introduces the PDP-11 minicomputer.
        + 4-day strike by SF city employees starts.
  In 1985 Funeral services held in Moscow for leader Konstantin Chernenko.

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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