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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 22


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Interesting things that happened March 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1819 Brig. Gen. William Wirt Adams, Organized First Miss. Cavalry
  In 1846 Randolph Caldecott (in England), illustrater
  In 1913 Karl "Don't leave home without it" Malden, actor
  In 1920 Werner Klemperer, actor (Col. Klink of "Hogan's Heroes")
  In 1923 Marcel Marceau (in France), mime
  In 1930 Stephen Sondheim, composer, lyricist (West Side Story, A Little
          Night Music)
  In 1931 William Shatner, actor (Star Trek, T.J. Hooker), author (Tek War)
  In 1934 Orrin Hatch, Republican Senator (Utah)
  In 1936 May Britt, German actor, former wife of Sammy Davis Jr.
  In 1942 Barbara Parkins (in England), actor (Peyton Place)
  In 1943 George Benson, singer, guitarist
  In 1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Evita, Cats, J.C. Superstar)
  In 1959 Matthew Modine

Events worth noting:
  In 1622 First major massacre of Europeans by native Americans at Jamestown,
          VA; 347 killed, nearly 1/3 of the settlement.
  In 1638 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony.
  In 1733 Joseph Priestley (father of soda pop) invents carbonated water.
  In 1765 Britain enacts the Stamp Act.
  In 1820 U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur killed in a duel with Comadore James
          Barron.
  In 1882 Congress outlawed polygamy.
  In 1894 Montreal AAA beats Ottawa Capitals 3-2 and wins the first Stanley
          Cup.
  In 1903 N.Y. Highlander (Yankees) tickets first go on sale.
  In 1917 U.S. is first government to recognize Russia's new government.
  In 1919 First international airline sevice inaugurated with a weekly Paris
          to Brussels airline route.
  In 1929 USCG vessel sank Canadian-registered schooner _I'm_Alone_ suspected
          of carrying liquor bound for US.
  In 1941 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state went into operation.
  In 1957 Earthquake gives San Francisco the shakes.
  In 1960 First patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles
          Townes.
  In 1963 Beatles release first album, "Please, Please Me."
        + Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi's police massacre students in Qum and
          arrest their teacher, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, making the
          ayatollah a hero of the Iranian opposition.
  In 1967 Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) has first Madison Square Garden
          fight.
  In 1968 President Johnson's daughter, Lynda, ordered off Cable Car because
          she was eating an ice cream cone (no food on cars!).
  In 1972 Congress approves the Equal Rights Amendment; during the following
          11-year ratification period, it fails to be ratified by the necessary
          37 states.
  In 1977 Indira Gandhi resigned as prime minister of India.
  In 1978 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm and Market, dedicated.
  In 1979 Israel's parliament approved a peace treaty with Egypt.
  In 1981 First Class Postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents.
        + Soyuz 39 is launched - First Monoglian in space.
  In 1982 Third Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 3 is launched.
  In 1983 Chaim Herzog elected president of Israel.
  In 1994 Walter F. Lantz, creator of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly
          Willy et. al., dies at 94.

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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