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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 10


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Interesting things that happened May 10th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1788 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, pioneer in optics
  In 1899 Fred Astaire, dancer, actor (Showboat, Towering Inferno)
  In 1902 David O. Selznick, film producer.
  In 1918 T. Berry Brazelton
  In 1921 Nancy Walker (in Philadelphia, PA), actor (Rhoda, etc.)
  In 1930 Pat Someral
  In 1941 Taurean Blacque
  In 1960 Bono, musician (U2)

Events worth noting:
        + Native American Day
  In 1752 Benjamin Franklin first tests the lightning rod.
  In 1775 Second Continental Congress convened in PA and issues paper currency
          for first time.
        + Col. Ethan Allen captured Ft Ticonderoga, NY.
  In 1823 First steamboat to ascend the Mississippi River arrives at Fort
          Snelling, Minnesota.
  In 1863 Gen. Stonewall Jackson dies from wounds received at
          Chancellorsville.
  In 1869 With the Driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Point, Utah, the
          Transcontinential Railroad is completed.
  In 1913 Yanks commit 8 errors and still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings.
  In 1923 J. Edgar Hoover became head of the FBI.
  In 1928 WGY Schenectady began regular TV programming.
  In 1930 1st US planetarium to open to the public - Adler Planetarium,
          Chicago.
  In 1940 Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister.
  In 1946 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam.
  In 1960 The USS Nautilus completes the first circumnavigation of the globe
          under water.
  In 1969 Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space.
  In 1971 US Special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60.
  In 1973 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4.
  In 1978 Rome police find body of murdered former prime minister Aldo Moro.

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

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