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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 9


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Interesting things that happened November 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1802 Elijah P. Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher, abolitionist
  In 1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet, playwright (Fathers and Sons)
  In 1821 Charles Baudelaire, poet
  In 1825 Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill, Commander Third Corps, ANV
  In 1830 Eadweard Muybridge, pioneer photographer
  In 1841 Edward VII, king of England (1901-10)
  In 1850 Lewis Lewin, German toxicologist, father of psychopharmacology
  In 1898 Paul Robeson, actor and singer
  In 1903 Gregory Pincus, birth control pill inventor
        + Ward Bond
  In 1913 Hedy Lamarr, actor (Extase, Algiers, White Cargo), inventor (spread
          spectrum communications for weapons guidance)
  In 1915 Sargent Shriver, former VP candidate, Peace Corps leader
  In 1918 Florence Chadwick, Channel Swimmer
        + Spiro Agnew (R), 39th VP (1973-77), crook
  In 1926 Hugh Hefner, publisher
  In 1930 Charlies Jones, sportscaster
  In 1932 Carl Perkins, musician
  In 1933 Jean-Paul Belmondo
  In 1934 Carl Sagan, astronomer, author (Cosmos, Broca's Brain)
  In 1936 Bob Graham, senator (Florida)
        + Mikhail N. Tal of USSR, world chess champion (1960-61)
  In 1937 Mary Travers (in Louisville, KY), singer (Peter Paul and Mary)
  In 1939 Michael Learned, actor
  In 1951 Lou Ferrigno, body builder, actor (Incredible Hulk)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of Dedication of Church of the Lateran, Rome
  In 1799 Napoleon becomes dictator (first consul) of France.
  In 1848 Post Office at Clay and Pike opens.
  In 1861 Battle of Piketon, Ky.
  In 1904 First airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes.
  In 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I.
  In 1934 Committee for Industrial Organization formed in an effort to expand
          industrial unions' strength.
  In 1938 The "Kristallnacht" in Germany -- the start of Hitler's Holocaust.
  In 1953 Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union.
  In 1965 Massive power failure in New England and Ontario, Canada at 5:16
          p.m.
  In 1967 First unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module.
  In 1989 The Berlin Wall opens.

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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