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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 26


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Interesting things that happened May 26th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1835 Brig. Gen Edward Porter Alexander, of artillery
  In 1877 Isadora Duncan
  In 1886 Al Jolson, jazz singer
  In 1907 John Wayne, actor
  In 1918 A. Pushkin
  In 1920 Peggy Lee (in North Dakota), singer
  In 1923 James Arness, actor
  In 1939 Teresa Stratas (in Toronto, Ontario)
        + Brent Musburger
  In 1947 Sherry Bain (in California)
  In 1948 Stevie Nicks, musician
  In 1949 Dale Haddon (in Montrael, Canada)
        + Pam Grier
  In 1951 Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space
  In 1956 Joe Penny
  In 1962 Genie Francis (in Los Angeles, CA)

Events worth noting:
  In 1583 William of Ockham Day.
  In 1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia.
  In 1896 Dow Jones Industrial Average adopted.
  In 1898 San Francisco approves new City Charter, allowing Municipal
          ownership of utiliies (charter effective Jan 1, 1900).
  In 1913 Actor's Equity is organized in New York City.
  In 1927 Henry Ford stops producing the Model T car (begins Model A).
  In 1928 A's commit 7 errors and lose to the Yanks 7-4.
  In 1937 San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens.
  In 1943 First black president to visit US -- E. Barclay, Liberia.
  In 1946 Patent filed in US for the H-Bomb.
  In 1958 Union Square becomes State Historical Landmark.
  In 1959 Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th.
  In 1967 Beatles release "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album in UK.
  In 1969 Apollo 10 returns to Earth.
  In 1980 Soyuz 36 is launched.
  In 1981 Soyuz T-4 returns to Earth.

And remember ...
  Better Sleep Month

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