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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 14


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Interesting things that happened May 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1885 Otto Klemperer, conductor
  In 1925 Patrice Munsel (in Spokane, Wash)
  In 1928 Billy Martin, local boy who made good, baseball's bad boy
  In 1944 George Lucas, producer, director, skywalker
  In 1946 Robert Jarvik, inventor of the Jarvik 7 artificial heart
  In 1952 David Byrne (in England), rocker (Talking Heads)
  In 1969 Danny Wood

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day (in Paraguay)
  In 1607 Jamestown, Virginia, founded.
  In 1796 Edward Jenner experimentally inoculated James Phipps with cowpox.
          Phipps was subsequently exposed to smallpox and found to be immune.
  In 1804 Lewis and Clark begin expedition of Louisiana Purchase, sailing up
          the Missouri River in a 55-foot covered keelboat, accompanied by two
          smaller craft.
  In 1811 Paraguay gains its independence.
  In 1853 Gail Borden applies for patent for making condensed milk.
  In 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco.
  In 1908 First passenger flight in an airplane.
  In 1919 Debut of Heloise and her helpful hints.
  In 1932 The "real Alice", Mrs Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), returns home
          from her only visit to the US aboard the Aquitania.
  In 1942 US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) founded.
  In 1948 David Ben-Gurion declares the independence of the State of Israel.
  In 1951 TV comedy pioneer Ernie Kovacs debuts on NBC.
  In 1967 Mickey Mantle's 500th home run (off Oriole's Stu Miller).
  In 1973 The United States launches space station Skylab 1 (last flight of a
          Saturn V rocket).
  In 1980 Bucky Dent hits an inside the park homer, Royals walk 14 Yanks
          including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3.
  In 1981 Soyuz 40 is launched - First Rumanian in space.

And remember ...
  National Hamburger Month

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