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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 21


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Interesting things that happened March 21st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1685 Johann Sebastian Bach (in Eisenach, Germany), composer
  In 1713 Francis Lewis, signer of the Declaration of Independence
  In 1768 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier, mathematician and Egyptologist
  In 1806 Benito Juarez, Mexician leader
  In 1813 James Jesse Strang, America's only crowned king (king of the
          Mormons)
  In 1839 Modest Moussorgsky, composer
  In 1869 Florenz Ziegfeld, of Follies fame
  In 1923 Mort Lindsey, bandleader (Merv Griffin was his vocalist)
  In 1930 James Coco, actor
  In 1934 Al Freeman, Jr.
  In 1939 Kathleen Widdoes
  In 1946 Timothy Dalton, actor (Flash Gordon, The Rocketeer, James Bond
          series)
  In 1958 Sabrina Le Beauf
  In 1962 Matthew Broderick (in New York City), actor (Project X, Ladyhawke)
  In 19?? Lorene Yarnell (in Los Angeles, CA), mime (Shields and Yarnell)

Events worth noting:
        + The First Day of Spring (Tra-la, Tra-la)
        + The start of the Persian New Year.
        + Human Rights Day (South Africa)
  In 1804 French civil code, the Code Napoleon, was adopted.
  In 1844 Bahá'í New Year
  In 1851 Yosemite Valley is discovered in California.
  In 1865 Battle of Bentonville ends.  Last CSA effort to stop Sherman.
  In 1891 A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ending a long feud in W. VA.
  In 1918 During World War I Germany launched the Somme Offensive,.
  In 1945 During WW II Allied bombers began 4 days of raids over Germany.
  In 1946 UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter College in the Bronx.
  In 1960 67 demonstrators killed by police at Sharpeville, South Africa.
  In 1963 Alcatraz federal pen in San Francisco Bay was closed.
  In 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
  In 1986 19.922 million shares traded in the New York Stock Exchange.
  In 1993 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS.

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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