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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 24


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Interesting things that happened March 24th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1834 William Morris (in England), artist, poet, social reformer, designer
  In 1855 Andrew W. Mellon, financier
  In 1874 Erich Weiss (aka Harry Houdini), escapist
  In 1902 Thomas E. Dewey (in Owosso, MI), New York Governor, didn't beat
          Truman
  In 1925 Norman Fell, actor (3's Company)
  In 1930 Steve McQueen, actor
  In 1940 Bob Mackie, designer
  In 1954 Robert Carradine, actor, son of John Carradine
        + Donna Pescow

Events worth noting:
  In 1603 Queen Elizabeth I dies at Richmond.
  In 1644 Parliament grants Roger Williams a charter for the Rhode Island
          colony.
  In 1765 Britain enacted the Quartering Act.
  In 1860 Clipper "Andrew Jackson" arrives in SF, 89 days out of New York.
  In 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovered bacillus cause of TB.
  In 1883 First telephone call between New York & Chicago.
  In 1898 First automobile sold,
  In 1915 Anna Jackson, widow of "Stonewall" Jackson, dies.
  In 1932 First US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker, WABC from
          Maryland).
  In 1934 FDR grants future independence to the Philippines.
  In 1936 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins and 30 seconds of the 9th
          period.  The 176 minute games is hockey's longest.
  In 1944 In occupied Rome the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians.
  In 1949 Walter Huston and son John become first father-and-son team to win
          Oscars as actor and director of "Treasure of Sierra Madre."
  In 1955 First oil drill seagoing rig placed in service.
        + Tennessee Williams play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opened on Broadway.
  In 1958 Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tenn.
  In 1972 Great Britain imposed direct rule over Northern Ireland.
  In 1976 Argentine pres. Isabel Peron was deposed by her country's military.
  In 1980 "Nightline" with Ted Koppel premiers.
  In 1986 US and Libya clash in the Gulf of Sidra.
  In 1989 Oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Alaska's Prince William
          Sound -- causes world's worst oil spill.
  In 1994 Wayne Gretzky eclipses Gordie Howe's NHL record by scoring his 802nd
          goal.

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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