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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 3

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Interesting things that happened November 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich, inventor of same
  In 1794 William Cullen Bryant, poet (Thanatopsis)
  In 1801 Karl Baedeker, German publisher of travel books
  In 1901 Andr Malraux, French novelist and art historian
  In 1908 Bronko Nagurski, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)
  In 1909 James Reston, columnist (NY Times)
  In 1918 Bob Feller, pitcher
        + Russell B. Long, Democratic Senator from Louisiana
  In 1922 Charles Bronson, actor
  In 1930 William H. Dana, X-15 pilot
  In 1933 Ken Berry, actor, dancer, TV personality
        + Michael S. Dukakis, Massachusetts Governor (Democrat)
        + Monica Vitti (in Rome, Italy)
  In 1937 Paula Wayne
  In 1948 Lulu McLulu (Glasgow Scotland), actor (To Sir With Love)
  In 1949 Larry Holmes, boxer
  In 1952 Roseanne Arnold (Salt Lake City), comedian, actor
  In 1953 Dennis Miller (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), comedian (SNL)
  In 1954 Adam Ant, punk rocker
  In 1959 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky IV)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of Blessed Martin de Porres, confessor
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Panama
        + Japan Culture Day
  In 1620 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony.
  In 1900 The first national Automobile Show opens at Madison Square Garden in
          New York City.
  In 1903 Panama gains its independence from Columbia.
  In 1917 First Class Mail now costs 3 cents.
  In 1918 Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I.
  In 1930 Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America.
        + Detroit-Windsor tunnel opens -- the first vehicular tunnel from the
          U.S. to a foreign country (Canada).
  In 1931 First commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured.
  In 1948 "Dewey Defeats Truman!" claims The Chicago Tribune.  Oops.
  In 1952 Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas.
  In 1953 First live color coast-to-coast telecast (from New York City).
  In 1955 First virus crystallized (announced).
  In 1956 "Wizard of Oz" first shown on TV (on CBS).
  In 1957 USSR launches Laika -- first animal in orbit.
  In 1973 Mariner 10 launched -- first Venus pics, first mission to Mercury.
  In 1978 UK grants Dominica independence (Natl Day).
  In 1979 During a Communist Workers Party "anti-Klan" march in Greensboro,
          NC, Neo-Nazis and Klansmen open fire on the marchers.  5 are left
          dead, 9 injured.
  In 1986 Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran.

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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