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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 6


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Interesting things that happened November 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1661 Charles II, last Habsburg king of Spain (1665-1700)
  In 1671 Colley Cibber, English dramatist, poet laureate (Love's Last Shift)
  In 1771 Aloys Senefelder, inventor of lithography
  In 1814 Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax (in Belgium), inventor of the saxophone
  In 1851 Charles Henry Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones, first editor of the Wall
          Street Journal
  In 1854 John Phillip Souza, march king (Stars and Stripes Forever, etc)
  In 1860 Ignace Jan Paderewski, Polish composer, pianist, patriot
  In 1861 James A. Naismith, inventor of basketball
  In 1887 Walter Johnson, Hall of Fame pitcher (Wash. Senators 1907-27)
  In 1896 Jim Jordan, early radio comedian (Fibber McGee)
  In 1900 Heinrich Himmler, Nazi SS leader
  In 1906 Francis Lederer, actor
  In 1921 James Jones, author
  In 1926 Joan Sutherland, Australian opera star
  In 1932 Mike Nichols, stage and film director
  In 1942 Johnny Rivers, musician
  In 1943 Joni Mitchell, singer
  In 1946 Sally Field (in Pasadena, CA), actor (Flying Nun, Norma Rae)
  In 1955 Maria Shriver, Newscaster, married to Arnold Schwarzenegger
  In 1961 Lori Singer

Events worth noting:
        + Sadie Hawkins Day
        + St Leonard's Day (abbot) (Anglican)
  In 1844 Spain grants Dominican Rep independence.
  In 1850 First fire engine arrives in Hawaii.
        + Yerba Buena and Angel Islands reserved for military use.
  In 1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th President of the United States.
  In 1862 Direct Telegraphic link between New York and San Francisco is
          established.
  In 1869 First intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton
          4).
  In 1917 Bolshevik revolution begins.
  In 1936 RCA displays TV for the press.
  In 1939 WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), is the first commercial-license station to
          begin service.
  In 1962 BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote.
  In 1966 First entire lineup televised, in color (NBC).
  In 1984 Pres Reagan was elected to a second term, winning 49 states.
  In 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 9 returns to Earth.
  In 1986 Reagan signs immigration reform bill.

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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