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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 27

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Interesting things that happened March 27th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1813 Nathaniel Currier, lithographer (Currier and Ives)
  In 1845 Wilhelm Conrad Rntgen, physicist (discovered x-rays)
  In 1863 Sir Henry Royce, one of the founders of Rolls-Royce
  In 1892 Ferde Grofe, composer
  In 1899 Gloria Swanson, actor
  In 1912 James Callaghan, former British Prime Minister
  In 1914 Snooky Lanson, singer
  In 1917 Cyrus R. Vance, former U.S. Secretary of State
  In 1924 Sarah Vaughn (in Newark, NJ), singer
  In 1927 Anthony Lewis, newspaper columnist
  In 1934 Arthur Mitchell, dancer, dance company director
  In 1939 Cale Yarborough, auto racer
  In 1942 Michael York, actor (Three Musketeers)
  In 1952 Maria Schneider, actor (Last Tango in Paris)
  In 1986 'Baby M', born to surrogate mother, object of custody fight

Events worth noting:
  In 1512 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida.
  In 1625 James I dies.
        + Charles I King of England, Scotland, and Ireland ascends to throne.
  In 1794 Pres. Washington and Congress authorized creation of U.S. Navy.
  In 1836 First Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio.
  In 1860 M. L. Byrn of New York patented a corkscrew.
  In 1863 President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting and prayer.
  In 1912 First Japanese cherry trees planted in Washington, D.C.
  In 1917 Seattle Metropolitans first US team to win Stanley Cup beat
  In 1930 First US radio broadcast from a ship at sea.
  In 1933 Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized.
  In 1945 Gen. Eisenhower declared German defenses on Western Front broken.
  In 1958 Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier and first secretary of
          Communist Party.
  In 1964 Earthquake in Alaska (8.4 on the Richter scale, 131 dead).
  In 1968 Japanese Trade and Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated.
        + Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit earth, dies in plane crash.
  In 1969 Mariner 7 is launched (Mars Flyby Mission).
  In 1977 582 die in aviation's worst disaster as KLM 747 crashes into Pan Am
          747 on a foggy runway.
        + Diana Hyland dies at age 40.

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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