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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 20

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Interesting things that happened March 20th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1828 Henrik Ibsen (in Norway), author
  In 1856 Frederick Winslow Taylor, father of scientific management
  In 1904 B. F. Skinner, psychologist, pioneer in behaviorism
  In 1922 Jack Kruschen
        + Ray Goulding, comedian
        + Carl Reiner, producer, director, comedian
  In 1925 John Ehrlichman, Former Nixon White House aide
  In 1928 Fred Rogers, It's a lovely day in the neighborhood!
  In 1931 Hal Linden, actor (Barney Miller)
  In 1936 Ted Bessell, actor (That Girl)
  In 1937 Jerry Reed, singer
  In 1939 Martin Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93)
  In 1948 Bobby Orr, Hockey hall-of-famer
  In 1950 William Hurt, actor
  In 1957 Spike Lee, director, actor (She's Gotta Have It, Jungle Fever)
  In 1958 Holly Hunter, actor
  In 1973 Jane March (Edgware, England), actor (Never Ever)

Events worth noting:
  In 1727 Sir Isaac Newton died in London.
  In 1815 Napoleon enters Paris, beginning his Hundred Days rule.
  In 1833 US and Siam concluded a commercial treaty.
  In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' published.
  In 1865 Battle of Bentonville, NC.
  In 1886 First AC power plant in US begins commercial operation,
  In 1896 US Marines landed in Nicaragua to protect US citizens, according to
          US officials.
  In 1899 Martha Place of Brooklyn, became first woman to die by
  In 1917 Gideon Sundback is granted a patented for the zipper.
  In 1942 Gen Douglas MacArthur vowed, "I shall return."
  In 1948 First live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
          minutes by second live televised musical Arturo Toscvanni on NBC.
  In 1954 First newspaper vending machine used (Columbia, Pennsylvania).
  In 1956 156-day strike against Westinghouse ended.
  In 1963 First "Pop Art" exhibition in New York City.
  In 1969 Beatle John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
  In 1976 Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery.
  In 1980 US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran.
  In 1981 Jean Harris sentenced 15 to life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet

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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