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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 3


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Interesting things that happened May 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1874 Francois Coty, perfumemaker
  In 1898 Golda Meir, Israeli leader
  In 1903 Bing Crosby, crooner, actor
  In 1906 Mary Astor, actor (The Maltese Falcon, The Great Lie)
  In 1919 Pete Seeger, folk singer
        + Betty Comden, song writer
  In 1933 James Brown, singer (I Feel Good . . . HEH!)
  In 1937 William Bennett, crime buster
  In 1939 Samantha Eggar (in England), actor
  In 1946 Greg Gumbel
  In 1947 Frankie Valli, seasonal singer
        + Doug Henning, magician
  In 1951 Christopher Cross, musician

Events worth noting:
  In 1765 First US Medical school opened.
  In 1830 First regular steam train passenger service in U.S. starts.
  In 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville - Beaten Union army withdraws.
  In 1898 Camp Merriman established at the Presidio.
  In 1919 America's first passenger flight (New York-Atlantic City).
  In 1922 Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium.
  In 1932 24 tourists begin the first air-charter holiday, from London to
          Basle, Switzerland for 7 days.
        + The "real Alice", Mrs Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), accepts an
          honorary degree from Columbia University.
  In 1951 Gil McDougald ties record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning.
  In 1952 First landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole.
  In 1965 First use of satellite TV, Today Show on the Early Bird Satellite.
  In 1971 National non-commercial network radio begins programming.
        + National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" begins broadcasting.

And remember ...
  National Bike Month
  School Principals' Month

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