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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 28


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Interesting things that happened May 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1738 Dr. Joseph Guillotin, guess what device he popularized
  In 1807 Louis Agassiz (in Switzerland)
  In 1818 Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard of Louisiana, in charge of capture of Sumter
  In 1838 Brig. Gen. Basil W. Duke of Kentucky
  In 1886 Jim Thorpe, Olympic athlete
  In 1908 Ian Fleming, writer (James Bond series)
  In 1931 Caroll Baker (in Pennsylvania)
  In 1934 The Dionne quintuplets
  In 1944 Gladys Knight (in Atlanta, Ga), singer
  In 1946 Madeline LeRouix (in Wyoming)
  In 1947 Sondra Locke (in Shellyville, Tennessee), actor

Events worth noting:
        + Ancestor Honor Day
  In 1530 Hernando de Soto lands in Florida.
  In 1665 Shabbetia Zevi declares himself the Messiah.
  In 1742 First indoor swimming pool opens at Goodman's Fields, London.
  In 1774 First Continental Congress convened in Virginia.
  In 1926 United States Customs Court created by Congress.
  In 1929 First all color talking picture "On With The Show" exhibited, NYC.
  In 1946 First night game at Yankee stadium.
  In 1953 Premier of first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor - "Melody".
  In 1959 Monkeys Abel and Baker become the first animals fired into space and
          retrieved.  A Jupiter missile carried them 300 miles into space from
          Cape Canaveral.
  In 1961 Amnesty International Anniversary.
  In 1971 Mars 3 launched.  First spacecraft to soft land on Mars.

And remember ...
  National Hamburger Month

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