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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 25


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Interesting things that happened May 25th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher
  In 1889 Igor Sikorsky, developed a working helicopter
  In 1898 Gene Tunney, boxer
        + Bennett Cerf, publisher, humorist, TV personality
  In 1918 Claude Akins, actor (Rio Bravo, Inherit the Wind)
  In 1925 Jeanne Crain (in Barstow Calif)
  In 1926 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter
  In 1929 Beverly Sills (in Brooklyn, NY), soprano
  In 1935 Barbara Harris (in Illinois)
  In 1939 Dixie Carter
  In 1943 Leslie Uggams (in New York City), actor
  In 1947 Jessi Colter (in Phoenix, Arizona)
        + Karen Valentine (in Santa Rosa, California), actor
  In 1955 Connie Sellecca (in Bronx, NY), actor

Events worth noting:
  In 1721 John Copson becomes America's first insurance agent.
  In 1787 Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia.
  In 1810 Argentine National Day.
  In 1844 First telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot.
  In 1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates.
  In 1937 First airmail letter to circle the globe returns to New York.
  In 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition reopens.
  In 1948 San Francisco receives its first telecast.
  In 1950 Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel opened in New York City.
  In 1953 First atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada.
        + First noncommercial educational television station - Houston, Texas.
  In 1963 African Unity Day.
  In 1973 Skylab 2's first mission is launched.
  In 1977 "Star Wars" is released.
  In 1979 Israel begins to return the Sinai to Egypt.
  In 1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) is released.

And remember ...
  National Egg Month

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