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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 14


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Interesting things that happened March 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, leading German late-baroque composer
  In 1804 Johann Strauss, composer
  In 1816 Brig. Gen. Montgomery D. Corse' of Virginia
  In 1864 Casey Jones, locomotive engineer
  In 1879 Albert Einstein (in Ulm, Germany), scientist
  In 1912 Les Brown, bandleader
  In 1920 Hank Ketcham, cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
  In 1922 Colin Fletcher, Yosemite calendar
  In 1928 Frank Borman, astronaut, Eastern Airline president
  In 1933 Quincy Jones, composer, conductor
        + Michael Caine, actor
  In 1934 Eugene Cernan, astronaut
  In 1942 Rita Tushingham (in Liverpool, England)
  In 1947 Billy Crystal (in Long Beach, New York), actor (SNL), comedian
  In 1958 Prince Albert of Monaco

Events worth noting:
  In 1743 First town meeting in America was held at Boston's Faneuil Hall.
  In 1794 Eli Whitney received patent for cotton gin.
  In 1870 Legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible.
  In 1883 German political philosopher Karl Marx died.
  In 1890 Massachusetts approved the "Act to Provide Against Depredations by
          the Insect known as the Ocneria Dispar or Gypsy Moth."
  In 1896 Sutro Baths opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952).
  In 1923 President Harding became first president to file an income tax
          report.
  In 1931 First theatre built for rear projection of motion pictures, NY city.
  In 1935 The 36-Folsom becomes first line to use 1-man streetcars.
  In 1948 Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco.
  In 1951 During the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul.
  In 1964 Jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey
          Oswald.
  In 1965 Israel's cabinet approved diplomatic relations with West Germany.
  In 1967 Body of JFK moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial.
  In 1975 Susan Hayward dies at age 56.
  In 1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur
          boxers).
  In 1983 OPEC cut oil prices for the first time in 23 years.
  In 1995 First time 13 people in space at one time.

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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