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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 15


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Interesting things that happened March 15th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1767 Andrew Jackson, 7th President (1829-1837)
  In 1916 Harry James, trumpeter (Benny Goodman Orchestra), bandleader
  In 1926 Jerry Lewis, French god, American humanitarian, comedian, actor
  In 1935 Judd Hirsch, actor (Taxi)
  In 1942 Mike Love, Beach Boy
  In 1949 Erik Estrada, actor
  In 1957 Pat Overall (in Greeneville, Tenn.), actor (Biloxi Blues, Empty
          Nest)
  In 1962 Terrence Trent D'Arby, musician
  In 19?? Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart), musician (Sly & The Family Stone)
        + Phil Lesh, musician (Grateful Dead)

Events worth noting:
        + The day the buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
  In    0 44 B.C.  Julius Caesar is stabbed to death in the Roman Senate
          house.
  In 1812 Russian settlement establish at what is now Russian River (Calif.).
  In 1820 Maine becomes the 23rd state.
  In 1862 Gen. John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin, TN.
  In 1864 Red River Campaign - Federals reach Alexandria, LA.
  In 1875 Archbishop John McCloskey elevated to Cardinal (first in US).
  In 1892 NY State unveils the Automatic Ballot Cabinet (The Voting Machine).
        + First escalator patented by inventor Jesse W. Reno (New York, NY).
  In 1913 Woodrow Wilson holds the first Presidential Press Conference.
  In 1937 First blood bank established, Chicago, IL.
        + First state contraceptive clinic opened, Raleigh, NC
  In 1938 Oil first discovered in Saudi Arabia.
  In 1960 Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (first underwater park).
  In 1966 First all-color television station to televise live local programs.
  In 1968 U.S. Mint stops buying and selling gold.
  In 1971 Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet.
  In 1975 Wrestler Antonino Rocca dies at 49.
  In 1978 Attempting to rid area of Palestine guerrillas Israel invades
          Lebanon.
  In 1999 Pluto again becomes the outermost planet.

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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