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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 7


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Interesting things that happened November 7th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In  994 Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian, jurist, writer of Islamic Spain
  In 1598 Francisco de Zurbarán, Spanish Baroque painter
  In 1867 Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie, discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911)
  In 1879 Leon Trotsky, Russian Communist theorist, Bolshevik
  In 1903 Konrad Lorenz, zoologist, ethologist, writer (Nobel 1973)
  In 1913 Albert Camus, French novelist, playwright (Plauge) (Nobel 1957)
  In 1918 Billy Graham, Evangelist
  In 1922 Al Hirt, trumpet player
  In 1926 Joan Sutherland (in Sydney, Australia), opera singer
  In 1943 Joni Mitchell (in Alberta, Canada), singer (Clouds)
        + Judith Frost (in British Columbia)
  In 1944 Joe Niekro
  In 1957 Kathy McMillan, track star
  In 1964 Dana Plato (in Maywood, CA)

Events worth noting:
  In 1805 Lewis and Clark first sighted the Pacific Ocean.
  In 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan.
  In 1837 Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy murdered by mob at Alton, Ill.
  In 1865 London Gazette, oldest surviving journal, is founded.
  In 1872 Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; found abandoned 4 weeks later.
  In 1874 First cartoon to use the elephant as the symbol of the Republican
          Party appears in Harper's Weekly. It is drawn by Thomas Nast.
  In 1875 Verney Cameron is first European to cross equatorial Africa from sea
          to sea.
  In 1885 Canada completes its own transcontinental railway.
  In 1916 Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana first women Representative.
  In 1917 October Revolution -- Bolsheviks overthrow the Russian Provisional
          Government at Petrograd (Oct. 25 on Russian calendar at that time).
  In 1918 Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets.
  In 1940 "Galloping Gertie" bridge collapses, Tacoma, Wash.
  In 1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0 -- last scoreless tie in NFL.
  In 1962 Richard Nixon's first time quiting politics - "You won't have Nixon
          to kick around," he tells the press.
  In 1972 Republican Nixon re-elected to second term defeating George
          McGovern.
  In 1976 "Gone With the Wind" is shown on TV.
  In 1983 Bomb explodes in U.S. Capitol, causing damage to one room, but no
          injuries.
  In 1985 Colombian troops ends 27-hour siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice.

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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