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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 28


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Interesting things that happened March 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1862 Aristide Briand in France, statesman
  In 1903 Rudolf Serkin, pianist
  In 1914 Edmund Muskie, former U.S. Secretary of State
  In 1922 Dirk Bogarde
  In 1924 Freddie Bartholomew
  In 1928 Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser
  In 1933 Frank Murkowski, Republican Senator (Alaska)
  In 1944 Ken Howard, actor, director
  In 1955 Reba McEntire, singer

Events worth noting:
  In 1461 Edward of York defeats Henry VI to become Edward IV at the Battle of
          Towton.
  In 1794 Nathan Briggs, New Hampshire, gets patent for the washing machine.
  In 1834 Senate censure Pres. Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of
          US.
  In 1871 San Francisco Art Association holds opening reception at 430 Pine.
  In 1922 First microfilm device introduced.
  In 1930 Cities of Constantinople and Angora changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
  In 1939 Spanish Civil War end as Madrid fell to Francisco Franco.
  In 1941 Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf died.
        + Sportscaster Red Barber and his wife Lila were married.
  In 1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St. Nazaire.
  In 1943 Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died.
  In 1953 Athlete Jim Thorpe died.
  In 1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president, died in Washington at age
          78.
  In 1979 Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island near Middletown, PA.

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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