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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 1


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Interesting things that happened November 1st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1762 Spencer Perceval (Tory), British PM (1809-12)
  In 1782 Viscount Goderich (Tory), British PM (1827-28)
  In 1798 Sir Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer, Dublin mayor
  In 1853 Jose' Santos Zelaya (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
  In 1871 Stephen Crane, poet (Red Badge of Courage)
  In 1878 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936)
  In 1880 Sholem Asch, Yiddish novelist, playwright (Three Cities)
  In 1886 Hermann Broch, Austrian novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  In 1889 Philip John Noel-Baker, statesman, disarmament advocate (Nobel '59)
  In 1892 Alexander Alekhine of Russia, world chess champion (1927-46)
  In 1929 Betsy Palmer (in E. Chicago, Illinois), actor
  In 1935 Gary Player (in South Africa), golfer
  In 1938 Marcia Wallace, actor
  In 1939 Barbara Bosson (in Pennsylvania), actor (Hill St Blues)
  In 1941 Robert Foxworth
  In 1942 Larry Flint, publisher (Hustler)
  In 1956 Lyle Lovett, singer
  In 1960 Fernando Valenzuela, pitcher (LA Dodgers)

Events worth noting:
        + All Saints' Day
  In 1834 First published reference to the game of Poker describes it as a
          Mississippi riverboat game.
  In 1863 Fortifications built on Angel Island, California, by troops.
  In 1870 US Weather Bureau begins operations.
  In 1913 Knute Rockne leads underdog Notre Dame to 35-13 win over Army.
  In 1932 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program.
  In 1940 First US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa.
  In 1943 Dimout ban lifted in San Francisco Bay area.
  In 1947 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii.
  In 1950 First black player in National Basketball Association, Fort Wayne,
          IN.
  In 1951 First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, NM.
  In 1972 Germaoin Gagnon scores the first Islander hat trick.
  In 1977 Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0 - Trottier 4
          goals.
  In 1981 First Class Mail raised from 18 to 20 cents.
  In 1984 Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making
          Islander record when scoring a hat trick - 77-3-4.

And remember ...
  International Drum Month
  National Adoption Month
  National Diabetes Month
  National Impotency Month
  National Raisin Bread Month
  National Novel Writing Month

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