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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 29


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Interesting things that happened May 29th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1736 Patrick Henry, patriot, put his life where his mouth was
  In 1826 Ebenezer Butterick, inventor of the tissue paper dress pattern
  In 1874 G. K. Chesterton, english novelist
  In 1897 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, movie soundtrack composer
  In 1903 Leslie Townes (Bob) Hope (in England), entertainer, famous profile
  In 1917 John F. Kennedy, 35th President (1961-1963)
  In 1939 Al Unser, Sr., race car driver
  In 1954 Reby Jackson, singer
  In 1956 LaToya Jackson, singer
  In 1963 Lisa Whelchel (in Ft Worth Texas)

Events worth noting:
  In 1453 Constantinople, capital of Byzantine Empire,  falls and is captured
          by the Turks (some believe this marked the end of the Middle Ages).
  In 1790 Rhode Is became the last of original 13 to ratify the Constitution.
  In 1848 Wisconsin becomes the 30th state.
  In 1849 A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln.
  In 1912 15 young women are fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing the
          "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break.
  In 1919 Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington.
  In 1951 First North Pole flight in single engine plane - C.F. Blair.
  In 1953 Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal Sherpa)
          become the first to reach the top of Mt. Everest.
  In 1954 Kirk and Anne Douglas married.
  In 1978 First Class postage now 15 cents (was 13 cents for 3 years).

And remember ...
  National Tavern Month
  National Moving Month

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