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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 15

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Interesting things that happened May 15th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1859 Pierre Curie, physicist
  In 1905 Joseph Cotten, radio announcer, actor (Citizen Kane, et al)
  In 1910 Constance Cummings
  In 1918 Eddy Arnold, singer
  In 1919 Wladziu Valentino Liberace, pianist
  In 1923 Richard Avedon
  In 1924 Ursula Theiss
  In 1926 Anthony Shaffer and Peter Shaffer, playwrights, twin brothers
  In 1936 Paul Zindel, playwright
        + Anna Maria Alberghetti (in Italy), actor, singer
  In 1937 Trini Lopez, singer
  In 1942 Lainie Kazan (in Brooklyn, NY), singer, actor
  In 1948 Brian Eno, singer, songwriter
  In 1953 George Brett, baseball player (Kansas City Royals)
  In 1955 Lee Horsley, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Hug Your Cat Day
        + Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean Day.
        + (Why?  Because it may be waving at you.)
  In 1602 Cape Cod was discovered by the English navigator Batholomew Gosnold.
  In 1856 Second San Francisco Vigilance Committee organized.
  In 1862 Battle of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia.
  In 1864 Battle of New Market, Virginia.
        + Battle of Resaca, Georgia.
  In 1886 American poet Emily Dickinson died.
  In 1911 Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil.  It violates Sherman Antitrust
  In 1918 US Airmail begins between Wash DC, Philadelphia and New York.
  In 1930 A United Air Lines flight from Oakland, CA to Cheyenne, WY carried
          the first airline "air hostess" (stewardess) -- Ellen Church.
  In 1933 First voice amplification system to be used in US Senate.
  In 1934 Dept of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive.
  In 1940 Nylon stockings on sale for the first time in the United States.
  In 1941 Yanks win 13-1; Joe DiMaggio starts 56 game hitting streak.
  In 1948 State of Israel established; "Independence Day" or "The
          Catastrophe", depending on your side of the fence.
  In 1957 18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden -- Billy Graham launched a
  In 1958 The Soviet Union launched Sputnik III.
  In 1963 L. Gordon Cooper blasts off aboard Faith VII, last Mercury flight.
  In 1969 Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigned from the Supreme Court.
  In 1972 George C. Wallace shot and left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer.
  In 1975 11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4.

And remember ...
  National Tavern Month
  National Moving Month

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