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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- March 30


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Interesting things that happened March 30th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1719 Sir John Hawkins, wrote first history of music in English
  In 1746 Francisco Jose de Goya, artist
  In 1853 Vincent Van Gogh, artist who always lent an ear
  In 1913 Frankie Laine, singer
  In 1919 McGeorge Bundy, National security adviser
  In 1930 John Astin, actor
        + Peter Marshall, game show host (Hollywood Squares)
  In 1937 Warren Beatty, actor, ladies man
  In 1945 Eric Clapton, guitarist, singer

Events worth noting:
  In 1282 Easter Monday - Sicilian Vespers begin, Palermo Sicilians massacre
          8,000 French.
  In 1533 Thomas Cranmer becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
  In 1822 Florida became a United States territory.
  In 1842 Dr C. Long first used ether as an anesthetic during a minor
          operation.
  In 1858 Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented a pencil with an attached
          eraser.
  In 1867 Sec. of State Seward purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
  In 1870 Texas becomes the last confederate state readmitted to the Union.
        + 15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race.
  In 1909 Queensboro Bridge opened linking Manhattan and Queens.
  In 1932 Amelia Earhart is first woman to make solo crossing of the Atlantic.
  In 1945 The Soviet Union invaded Austria during World War II.
  In 1950 Invention of phototransistor announced, Murray Hill, NJ.
  In 1964 John Glenn withdrew from the Ohio race for the U.S. Senate.
  In 1973 Ellsworth Bunker resigned as US ambassador to South Vietnam.
  In 1981 Pres. Reagan shot and wounded by John W. Hinckley Jr.
  In 1982 Third Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 3 returns to Earth.
  In 1984 U.S. ends participation in multinational peace force in Lebanon.
  In 1986 James Cagney died at his farm in Stanfordville, NY, at age 86.

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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