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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 24


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Interesting things that happened May 24th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1686 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, physicist, invented a thermometer
  In 1743 Jean-Paul Marat, philosopher
  In 1819 Queen Victoria, British ruler
  In 1909 Wilbur Mills
  In 1918 Coleman Young, former Mayor of Detroit
  In 1934 Jane Byrne, former Mayor of Chicago
  In 1941 Robert Zimmerman (a.k.a. Bob Dylan) (in Minnesota), folk singer
  In 1943 Gary Burghoff, actor (M*A*S*H)
  In 1944 Patti Labelle, singer
  In 1945 Priscilla Presley, actor, wife of Elvis
  In 1955 Roseanne Cash, singer, daughter of Johnny Cash

Events worth noting:
  In 1844 Samuel F.B. Morse completes first telegraph line (Washinton to
          Baltimore) and taps out "What Hath God Wrought"..
  In 1866 Berkeley named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne). Never turn
          your back on it.
  In 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres. Arthur and Governor Cleveland.
  In 1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston, MA.
  In 1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations.
  In 1918 Cleveland beats Yankees 3-2 in 19 inning.
  In 1931 First air-conditioned train installed - B&O Railroad.
  In 1935 Major league baseball's first night game is played at Cincinnati
          (vs. Philadelphia).  It is also the first sporting event broadcast on
          the Mutual Broadcasting Network (WGN,CKLW,&c).
  In 1936 Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs) Ben Chapman sets record by
          reaching first 7 times safely.  Yanks beat A's 25-2.
  In 1941 HMS Hood sunk by Prinz Eugen and Bismarck off Iceland.
  In 1946 Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager.
  In 1954 First rocket to exceed 150 mile altitude - White Sands, NM.
        + IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that performs 10
          million operations an hour.
  In 1959 First house in U.S. with built-in bomb shelter exhibited, Pleasant
          Hills, Pa.
  In 1962 M. Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 is launched.
  In 1964 Beatles' third appearance on Ed Sullivan.
  In 1975 Soyuz 18B is launched.
  In 2000 Israel ends 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon.

And remember ...
  National Bike Month
  School Principals' Month

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