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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 18


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Interesting things that happened May 18th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1850 Oliver Heaviside, physicist who predicted the existence of the
          ionosphere (used to reflect radio waves)
  In 1872 Bertand Russell (in England), mathematician, philsopher
  In 1898 Frank Capra, director
  In 1902 Meredith Willson, musician-composer (The Music Man)
  In 1913 Perry Como, singer
  In 1917 Dame Margot Fonteyn
  In 1918 Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtela), church leader
  In 1930 Pernell Roberts, actor (Bonanza; Trapper John, M.D.)
  In 1946 Reggie Jackson, baseball superstar
  In 1952 George Strait

Events worth noting:
        + Visit Your Relatives Day
  In 1804 Napoleon became Emperor of France.
  In 1830 Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his
          invention, the lawn mower.  Saturdays are destroyed forever.
  In 1897 NY Giant William Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game.
  In 1899 World Good-Will Day.
  In 1917 US passes Selective Service act.
  In 1933 TVA Act signed by President Roosevelt.
  In 1951 United Nations moved into its New York City headquarters.
  In 1953 First woman pilot faster than speed of sound - Jacqueline Cochran.
  In 1969 Apollo 10 is launched.
  In 1980 Mount St. Helens blew its top in Washington State.

And remember ...
  National Egg Month

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