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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 2


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Interesting things that happened November 2nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1734 Daniel Boone, frontiersman, explorer, pioneer
  In 1755 Marie Antoinette, advocate of cake eating
  In 1795 James Knox Polk, 11th President (1845-1849)
  In 1815 George Boole, mathematician, father of boolean logic
  In 1865 Warren Gamaliel Harding (R), 28th president (1921-23)
  In 1885 Harlow Shapley, US astronomer
  In 1911 Odysseus Elytis, Greek poet (Nobel 1979)
  In 1913 Burt Lancaster, actor (From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry)
  In 1920 Ann Rutherford, actor
  In 1924 Ray Walston, actor
  In 1936 Rose Bird, Ousted California Supreme Court Justice
  In 1938 Patrick Buchanan, political columnist
  In 1941 David Hemmings, English actor
  In 1942 Shere Hite, sex therapist
        + Stefanie Powers (Stefania Zofia Federkiewicz, in Hollywood, CA),
          actor (Hart to Hart)
  In 1953 Alfre Woodard
  In 1961 K. D. Lang, singer

Events worth noting:
        + All Souls' Day
        + North and South Dakota Admission Day
  In 1854 Cobblestone paving of Washington St. between Dupont and Kearny (San
          Francisco) starts.
  In 1889 North Dakota becomes 39th and South Dakota becomes the 40th state.
  In 1917 Lansing-Ishii Agreement is signed.
        + The Balfour Declaration calls for a Jewish homeland.
  In 1920 KDKA (Pittsburgh) on the air as first commercial radio station.
  In 1936 The world's first TV broadcasting service is inaugurated by the
          British Broadcasting Corporation in London.
  In 1947 Howard Hughes' Flying Boat flies for first (and last) time.
  In 1948 Truman beats Dewey, confounding pollsters and newspapers.
  In 1954 J.S. Thurmond first senator elected by write-in vote - South
          Carolina.
  In 1957 First titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio.
  In 1959 Charles Van Doren confesses TV Show "21" is rigged.
  In 1964 CBS purchases the New York Yankees.
  In 1975 Ed Giacomin return to Mad Sq Garden as a Red Wing beats Rangers 6-4.
  In 1978 The crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31.
  In 1986 Lebanese kidnappers release third hostage, David Jacobsen, is US-
          Iran arms-for-hostages deal.
  In 1988 Computer virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities.

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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