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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 22


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Interesting things that happened May 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1813 Richard Wagner (in Leipzig, Germany), composer
  In 1828 Albrecht Grafe, pioneer eye surgeon, founded modern ophthalmology
  In 1859 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, brought Sherlock Holmes to life (twice)
  In 1907 Sir Laurence Olivier, actor extraordinaire
  In 1920 Thomas Gold, astronomer, proposed the steady-state theory of the
          universe.
  In 1922 Judith Crist (in New York), reviewer
  In 1924 Charles Aznavour, singer
  In 1927 Michael Constantine, actor
  In 1934 Peter Nero, composer, pianist
  In 1938 Richard Benjamin, actor
        + Frank Converse
        + Susan Strasberg (in New York City), actor
  In 1940 Michael Sarrazin, actor
  In 1941 Paul Winfield
  In 1942 Barbara Parkins (in England)
  In 1943 Tommy John, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Dodgers)
  In 19?? Famous Coachman, host of WDET's "Blues and Music After Hours"

Events worth noting:
        + National Maritime Day
  In 1570 First atlas, with 70 maps, published.
  In 1761 First life insurance policy in the US, issued in Philadelphia.
  In 1803 First public library opens (Connecticut).
  In 1807 Townsend Speakman begins making and selling fruit-flavored
          carbonated drinks - in Philadelphia.
  In 1856 Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner.
  In 1868 Great Train Robbery -- seven men made off with $98,000 in cash.
  In 1909 First San Francisco fireboat, the "David Scannell", launched.
  In 1927 Babe Ruth hits 10th of 60 homers.
        + Earthquake in China (8.3 on the Richter scale, 200,000 dead).
  In 1930 Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers.
  In 1933 World Trade Day.
  In 1939 Hitler and Mussolini sign 'Pact of Steel'.
  In 1946 Yankees turn triple play and defeat Tigers' 5-3.
  In 1947 First ballistic missile fired.
        + The "Truman Doctrine" went into effect aiding Turkey and Greece.
  In 1953 Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4.
  In 1962 Roger Maris sets record by getting 4 intentional passes and ties
          record with 5 walks in a 9 inning game.
  In 1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade.
  In 1967 Egyptian president Nassar closes the Straits of Tiran to Israel.
  In 1970 Arab terrorists kill 9 children and 3 adults on a school bus.
        + Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11 but wins 2-0.
  In 1972 Ceylon became Republic of Sri Lanka.
  In 1981 Soyuz 40 returns to Earth.

And remember ...
  National Tavern Month
  National Moving Month

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