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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 21


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Interesting things that happened May 21st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1471 Albrecht Dürer, painter, printmaker, great German Renaissance artist
  In 1860 Willam Einthoven, invented the electrocardiograph
  In 1878 Glenn Curtis, aircraft pioneer
  In 1898 Armand Hammer, Chairman of the Board
  In 1904 Fats Waller, jazz musician
        + Robert Montgomery, actor
  In 1917 Raymond Burr, actor (Perry Mason, Ironside)
        + Dennis Day, singer
  In 1952 Mr. T (born Lawrence Tureaud at Chicago, IL; later Lawrence Tero),
          world's toughest bouncer, bodyguard, actor (Rocky III, A-Team)
  In 1957 Judge Reinhold, actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1650 James Graham, 5th Earl Montrose, was hanged, drawn, and quartered on
          the gallows of Edinburgh.  "God have mercy on this afflicted land!"
  In 1832 First Democratic party national convention.
  In 1846 First steamship arrives in Hawaii.
  In 1861 Confederate Congress votes to move capital to Richmond, Virginia.
  In 1863 Siege on Port Hudson, Louisiana begins.
  In 1881 The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton.
  In 1922 Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million.
  In 1927 Lindbergh lands in Paris, after first solo across Atlantic.
  In 1929 Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NY City.
  In 1932 First transatlantic solo flight by a woman landed, Amelia Earhart.
  In 1933 Mount Davidson Cross lit by President Roosevelt in Washington via
          Telegraph.
  In 1941 First American ship sunk by a U-boat (Robin Moor).
  In 1955 First transcontinental round-trip solo flight - sunrise to sunset.
  In 1959 "Gypsy" opens on Broadway.
  In 1960 Earthquake in Chile (9.5 on the Richter scale, 5,000 dead).

And remember ...
  National Hamburger Month

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