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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- May 30


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Interesting things that happened May 30th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1908 Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky
          Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Barney Rubble, etc, etc
  In 1909 Benny Goodman, bandleader, king of swing
  In 1926 Christine Jorgensen, pioneer transsexual
  In 1927 Clint Walker
  In 1936 Keir Dullea, actor
  In 1943 Gale Sayers, NFL Hall of Fame running back
  In 1964 Wynonna Judd, singer

Events worth noting:
        + The REAL Memorial Day
  In 1431 Joan of Arc burned at the stake in Rouen, France at age 19.
  In 1778 The French philosopher Voltaire died.
  In 1862 Gen. Beauregard evacuates Corinth, Miss.
  In 1894 Bobby Lowe is first to hit 4 homers in 1 baseball game.
  In 1911 Indianapolis 500 car race run for first time. Winning driver Ray
          Harroun takes it with a blazing 75 mph.
  In 1920 Joan d'Arc Day.
  In 1931 Stan Kenton and his band gives their first performance (at the
          Rendezvous Club on the Balboa Peninsula).
  In 1932 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins.
  In 1933 Patent on invisible glass installation.
  In 1937 Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory.
  In 1938 Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 and 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee
          Stadium.
  In 1953 First major league network baseball game - Cleveland 7, Chicago 2.
  In 1961 Maris hits his 10th and 11th of 61 homers.
  In 1971 Mariner 9 launched.
  In 1972 Three Japanese PFL terrorists kill 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lydda
          airport.
  In 1974 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4.
  In 1982 Spain became the 16th member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization .

And remember ...
  Better Hearing and Speech Month
  Older Americans Month

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