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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 27


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Interesting things that happened May 27th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1818 Amelia Bloomer, advocate for women's rights, proto-sufragette
  In 1819 Julia Ward Howe, poet
  In 1837 Wild Bill Hickock, U.S. Marshall
  In 1894 Dashiell Hammett, author who created the hard-boiled detective
  In 1907 Rachel Carson, ecologist
  In 1911 Hubert Horatio Humphrey, U.S. Senator from Minnesota, Vice President
        + Vincent Price, actor, gourmet
  In 1912 John Cheever, writer
        + Sam Snead, golfer
  In 1923 Henry Kissinger (in Germany), former U.S. Secretary of State
  In 1935 Lee Meriwether, actor, former Miss America
  In 1936 Lou Gossett, Jr., actor
  In 1943 Cillia Black (in Liverpool, England)

Events worth noting:
  In 1854 Marine Telegraph from Fort Point to San Francisco completed.
  In 1896 Bay District Race Track closes.
  In 1907 Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco.
  In 1931 First full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field,
          Va.
  In 1933 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th and beat White Sox 15-11.
  In 1937 Golden Gate Bridge dedicated.
  In 1941 German battleship Bismarck is sunk by a British naval force, lead by
          HMS Ark Royal, after several torpedoes from HMS Dorsetshire are
          fired.
  In 1951 Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park opens.
  In 1957 Permission granted to the Dogers and Giants to leave NY.
  In 1968 6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-3.
  In 1975 Paul McCartney releases "Venus and Mars".

And remember ...
  National Barbecue Month

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