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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 2


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Interesting things that happened May 2nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1360 Yung-lo, 3rd Ming Emperor, moved capital from Nanjing to Beijing
  In 1660 Alessandro Scarlatti (in Italy), composer
  In 1837 Henry Martyn Roberts, author of "Robert's Rules of Order"
  In 1860 D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist ("Growth and Form", 1918)
  In 1895 Lorenz Hart, Americvan lyricist
  In 1902 Brian Aherne, actor (Juarez, Sword of Lancelot)
  In 1903 Benjamin Spock, pediatritian and activist
  In 1924 Theodore Bikel, singer, actor
  In 1945 Bianca Jagger, model
  In 1946 Leslie Gore (in Tenafly, NJ), singer (It's My Party...)
  In 1948 Larry Gatlin, musician
  In 1953 Jamaal Wilkes

Events worth noting:
  In 1670 Hudson's Bay Company, the world's oldest company, founded.
  In 1863 Stonewall Jackson's flank march and attack at Chancellorsville.
          Jackson is accidently wounded by his own men.
  In 1885 "Good Housekeeping" magazine is first published.
  In 1917 Reds and Cubs pitch a dual no-hitter.
  In 1919 First US air passenger service starts.
  In 1925 Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park opens.
  In 1939 Lou Gehrig sets record for being in most consecutive games (2130) as
          Yankees beat Tigers 22-2.
  In 1945 Russia takes Berlin.
        + Word of Hitler's suicide hits the U.S. news.
  In 1946 Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die.
  In 1954 Stan Musial hits 5 homers in a doubleheader.
  In 1960 Caryl Chessman executed in California for kidnapping.
  In 1968 Israeli television begins.
  In 1984 Mattingly's single broke up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid.

And remember ...
  Better Hearing and Speech Month
  Older Americans Month

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