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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 23


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Interesting things that happened March 23rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1857 Fannie Farmer, cook
  In 1904 Joan Crawford, actor, dearest mommy (No wire hangers, ever!)
  In 1910 Akira Kurosawa, movie director
  In 1912 Werner Magnus Maximilian von Braun, rocket scientist
  In 1922 Marty Allen, comedian
  In 1926 Martha Wright (in Seattle, Washington)
  In 1953 Chaka Khan (in Great Lakes, IL), singer
  In 1954 Moses Malone, basketball player
  In 1965 Richard Grieco

Events worth noting:
  In 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" has its London premiere.
  In 1752 Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later.
  In 1775 Patrick Henry reputed to have said "Give me liberty or give me
          death!"
  In 1806 Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific coast.
  In 1862 Battle of Kernstown, VA - Jackson begins his Valley Campaign.
  In 1901 Dame Nellie Melba, Australian Opera Singer, reveals secret of her
          now famous toast.
  In 1919 Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist movement in Milan, Italy.
  In 1929 First telephone installed in the President's desk at the White
          House.
  In 1933 German Reichstag granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.
  In 1937 Los Angeles Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars.
  In 1942 US began moving Japanese-Americans to detention centers.
  In 1956 Pakistan became independent within the British Commonwealth.
  In 1962 President John F. Kennedy visits San Francisco.
  In 1965 Gemini 3 launched, first US 2-man space flight.
  In 1983 First Artificial heart recipient Dr. Barney Clark died after 112
          days.
        + US President Reagan calls for a strategic defense initiative.
  In 1994 Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is gunned down
          during a Tijuana campaign rally.

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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