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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 17


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Interesting things that happened March 17th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1804 James Bridger, scout, fur trader, mountain man par excellance
  In 1828 Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne - the "Stonewall" of the West
  In 1834 Gottlieb Daimler, automobile pioneer
  In 1894 Paul Green, playwright (The Lost Colony)
  In 1902 Bobby Jones, golfer
  In 1918 Mercedes McCambridge, actor
  In 1919 Nat King Cole, entertainer, father of Natalie
  In 1938 Rudolf Nureyev, ballet star
  In 1942 Paul Kantner, musician (Jefferson Starship)
  In 1944 John Sebastian, singer-songwriter
  In 1948 Robert Braunwart
  In 1949 Patrick Duffy, actor
  In 1951 Kurt Russell, actor
  In 1954 Leslie-Anne Down (in London, England), actor
  In 1964 Rob Lowe, actor, famous for home-made movies

Events worth noting:
        + St Patrick's Day
        + Evacuation Day (celebrated in Boston)
  In  461 St Patrick  -  the patron saint of Ireland  -  died in Saul.
  In 1756 St. Patrick's Day first celebrated in New York City, at the Crown
          and Thistle Tavern.
  In 1762 Irish soldiers, serving in the British Army and stationed in New
          York, hold the first St. Patrick's Day parade.
  In 1776 British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
  In 1860 The Japanese Embassy arrives at San Fransisco aboard the
          "Candinmarruh" (Kantin Maru).
  In 1905 Eleanor Roosevelt married Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
  In 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt used the term "muckrake".
  In 1910 Camp Fire Girls organization was formed.
  In 1941 National Gallery of Art opened in Washington, D.C.
  In 1950 Element 98 - californium announced.
  In 1958 Vanguard 1, the second U.S. satellite, is launched.
  In 1963 Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York was beatified.  She was sainted in
          1975.
  In 1966 U.S. sub locates missing hydrogen bomb in Mediterranean.
  In 1969 Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel.
  In 1970 U.S. casts first veto in UN Security Council, killing a resolution
          to condemn Britain its policies regarding Rhodesia.
  In 1982 4 Dutch television crew members were shot dead in El Salvador.
  In 1987 IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3.

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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