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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 10


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Interesting things that happened November 10th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1483 Martin Luther (in Eisleben, Germany), founder of Protestantism
  In 1668 Francois Couperin, composer
  In 1683 George II (at Hanover, Germany), king of England (1727-60), last
          English king to lead troops into battle
  In 1697 William Hogarth, English satiric painter/engraver (Rake's Progress)
  In 1730 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist, dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer)
  In 1759 Frederich von Schiller (in Germany), poet
  In 1793 Jared Kirtland, American physician, naturalist
  In 1794 Matthew Perry, U.S. Commodore, opened the East to Western
          exploitation
  In 1819 Cyrus West Field, financier known for the success of the first
          transatlantic cable
  In 1827 Lewis Wallace, soldier, diplomat, novelist (Ben Hur)
  In 1829 William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army
  In 1844 Sir John S.D. Thompson (C), 4th prime minister of Canada (1892-94)
  In 1847 Joseph Pulitzer, journalist, publisher
  In 1882 Frances Perkins, the first woman Cabinet member
  In 1895 John Knudsen Northrop, aircraft designer
  In 1919 Clyde "Bulldog" Turner, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
        + George Fenneman
  In 1921 Chuck Connors, actor (Rifleman)
  In 1925 Richard Burton, Welsh actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf)
  In 1932 Omar Sharif, actor
  In 1933 Ronald E. Evans, astronaut (Apollo 17)
  In 1935 Roy Scheider, actor
  In 1936 John Madden, football coach, sports commentator
  In 1946 David Stockman, ex-budget director
  In 1949 Ann Reinking (in Seattle, WA)
        + Donna Fargo (in North Carolina), singer
  In 1950 Jack Scalia, actor
  In 1956 Sinbad, rap singer, actor
  In 1959 MacKenzie Phillips (in Alexandra, VA), actor (One Day at a Time)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Andrew Avellino, confessor
  In 1775 US Marine Corps established by Congress.
  In 1801 Kentucky outlaws dueling.
  In 1836 Louis Napoleon banished to America.
  In 1864 Austrian Archduke Maximilian became emperor of Mexico.
  In 1871 Stanley presumes to meet Livingston in Ujiji, Central Africa.
  In 1891 First Woman's Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston).
  In 1950 Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala.
  In 1951 First Long Distance telephone call without operator assistance.
  In 1960 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill.
  In 1963 Nuclear sub Thresher went down 220 miles east of Boston.
  In 1968 USSR launches Zond 6 to moon.
  In 1969 "Sesame Street" premieres.
  In 1970 Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched.
  In 1971 US table tennis team arrived in China.
  In 1975 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald lost in a storm on Lake Superior.
        + PLO leader Yasser Arafat speaks at the UN.
  In 1980 Voyager I flies past Saturn.

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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