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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 25


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Interesting things that happened March 25th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1867 Arturo Toscanini (in Italy), conductor
  In 1881 Bela Bartok (in Hungary), composer
  In 1920 Howard Cosell, commentator
  In 1921 Nancy Kelly (in Lowell, Mass)
        + Simone Signoret (in Weisbaden, Germany)
  In 1934 Gloria Steinem (in Toledo, OH), feminist, former Playboy bunny
  In 1940 Anita Bryant (in Oklahoma), former Miss America
  In 1942 Aretha Franklin (in Detroit, MI), singer
  In 1947 Elton John, singer
  In 1948 Bonnie Bedelia (in New York)
  In 1953 Mary Gross (in Chicago, IL), comedian (Saturday Night Live, Second
          City)

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Greece.
        + Annuciation Day
  In 1821 Greece gains its independence.
  In 1905 Rebel Battle flags captured during war are returned to south.
  In 1913 New York City's famed Palace Theatre opens its doors for the first
          time.
        + The Great Dayton Flood.
  In 1954 RCA manufactures the first COLOR television set (12" screen, $1000).
  In 1960 The first guided missile launched from nuclear powered submarine is
          launched from the USS Halibut.
  In 1970 Concorde makes its first supersonic flight (700 mph/1,127 kph).

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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