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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 7


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Interesting things that happened May 7th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1812 Robert Browning, poet
  In 1833 Johannes Brahms, composer
  In 1840 Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, composer
  In 1901 Gary Cooper, actor (High Noon, The Plainsman)
  In 1909 Edwin Land, founded instant photography (Polaroid)
  In 1919 Eva Peron, Argentine first lady
  In 1923 Anne Baxter (in Michigan)
  In 1931 Teresa Brewer (in Toledo, Ohio), singer (Put Another Nickel In)
  In 1944 Sivi Aberg
  In 1945 Robin Strasser (in New York City)
  In 1951 Janis Ian (in New York), singer
  In 1962 Robbie Knievel, second generation motorcycle daredevil

Events worth noting:
        + Beaufort Scale Day-measures wind force (scale 0 calm to 12
          hurricane)
  In 1824 Beethoven's Ninth Symphony presented for first time.
  In 1862 Battle of Eltham's Landing, VA.
  In 1864 Battle of the Wilderness ends.  Total losses USA:17666, CSA:7500.
  In 1915 British ship "Lusitania" sunk by German submarine, 1198 die
          (including 128 Americans).
  In 1927 San Francisco Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated.
  In 1941 Cornerstone of Bank of America building at 300 Montgomery laid.
  In 1945 Nazis surrender to General Eisenhower at Reims, France.
  In 1947 Kraft Television Theater premiers
  In 1959 Largest crowd in baseball history (93,103) at LA Coliseum.  Dodgers'
          Sandy Koufax beat Yankees in exhibition 6-2.
  In 1963 Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles).
  In 1966 Yankees fire manager Johnny Keene.
  In 1982 IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1.

And remember ...
  National Hamburger Month

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