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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 29


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Interesting things that happened March 29th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1790 John Tyler, 10th President (1841-1845)
  In 1819 Edwin Drake, drilled first productive oil well in US
  In 1829 Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes, led Jackson's flank at Chancellorsville
  In 1867 Cy Young, winningest baseball pitcher ever (509 wins, 1890-1911)
  In 1916 Eugene McCarthy, U.S. Senator
  In 1918 Pearl Bailey, singer, actor
  In 1919 Eileen Heckart (in Colombus, Ohio)
  In 1939 Nancy Kwan (in Hong Kong), actor, beauty product huckster
  In 1943 Eric Idle, actor
  In 1945 Kurt Thomas, gymnast
        + Walt Frazier, basketball player
  In 1956 Dianne Kay (in Phoenix, Arizona)
  In 1964 Elle MacPherson, model

Events worth noting:
  In 1848 Niagara Falls stops flowing -- for 1 day -- because of an ice jam.
  In 1948 Yanks and Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17 inning spring training game.
  In 1961 23rd Amendment ratified, Pres vote for District of Columbia.
  In 1971 First Lt. William L. Calley, Jr. found guilty in the MyLai massacre.
        + Charles Manson is sentenced for the Tate-LaBianca murders.
  In 1973 Last US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after the Tonkin Resolution.
  In 1974 Mariner 10, 1st Mercury Flyby.

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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