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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 16

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Interesting things that happened March 16th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1751 James Madison, 4th President (1809-1817)
  In 1787 Georg Simon Ohm, locksmith, scientist
  In 1836 Andrew S. Hallidie, inventor of the Cable Car
  In 1906 Henny Youngman, comedian
  In 1912 Patricia Nixon (in Ely, Nevada), former First Lady
  In 1927 Daniel Patrick Moynahan, statesman
  In 1932 R. Walter Cunningham, astronaut
  In 1951 Kate Nelligan (in London, Ontario)
  In 1954 Nancy Wilson (in San Francisco, CA), singer (Heart)

Events worth noting:
        + St. Urho's Day
  In 1517 Roman Catholic Church forbids printing books without its permission.
  In 1777 Roger Taney, U.S. Chief Justice, famous for Dred Scott case
  In 1802 Law signed to establish US Military Academy at West Point, NY.
  In 1851 Concordat signed, giving Roman Catholic Church control over
          education and censorship in Spain.
  In 1865 Battle of Averasboro, NC.
  In 1889 Hurricane hits Samoa, sinking 3 German and 3 American ships.
  In 1916 US and UK (for Canada) sign the Migratory Bird Convention.
  In 1926 First liquid-fueled rocket launched by Dr. Robert Goddard at Auburn,
  In 1934 US and Canada enact the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation
          Stamp  Act (a.k.a. The Duck Stamp Act).
  In 1945 US forces defeat Japanese at Iwo Jima.
  In 1966 Gemini VIII is launched.
  In 1968 Massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai.
  In 1978 Soyuz 26 returns to Earth.
  In 1985 Journalist Terry Anderson is abducted in Lebanon by pro-Iranian

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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