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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 12


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Interesting things that happened May 12th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1812 Edward Lear (in England), poet, wrote lots of limericks
  In 1820 Florence Nightingale, famous nurse
  In 1842 Jules Massenet, composer
  In 1845 Gabriel Faure, composer
  In 1925 Yogi Berra, quotable N.Y. Yankee catcher
  In 1929 Burt Bacharach, composer
  In 1936 Tom Snyder, TV personality, nightcaster
  In 1937 George Carlin, comedian, actor
  In 1942 Susan Hampshire (in London, England)
  In 1947 Bob Edwards, radio anchorman (NPR's "Morning Edition")
  In 1948 Steve Winwood, musician (Traffic)
  In 1950 Bruce Boxleitner, actor
  In 1963 Emilio Estevez, actor
  In 1969 Kim Fields (in Los Angeles, CA)

Events worth noting:
        + National Limerick Day
  In 1789 Society of St. Tammany formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It
          later becomes an infamous group of New York City political bosses.
  In 1863 Battle of Raymond, Miss.
  In 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.
        + Butler attacks Drewry's Bluff on the James River.
  In 1865 Last land action of the war at Palmito Ranch, Texas.
  In 1901 President William McKinley visits San Francisco.
  In 1908 Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield.
  In 1919 Yanks and Senators go second straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15.
  In 1926 Airship Norge is first vessel over the North Pole.
  In 1940 Nazi blitzkrieg conquest of France began by crossing the Muese
          River.
  In 1949 First foreign woman ambassador received in US - S.V.L. Pandit,
          India.
  In 1960 Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special.

And remember ...
  Better Sleep Month

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