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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 13

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Interesting things that happened November 13th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In  354 St. Augustine of Hippo (in Numidia, Algeria)
  In 1312 Edward III, king of England (1327-77)
  In 1792 Edward John Trelawney, English traveler, author
  In 1833 Edwin Booth, American actor
  In 1850 Robert Louis Stevenson (in Scotland), writer (Treasure Island)
  In 1856 Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)
  In 1906 Hermione Baddeley, actor
  In 1916 Jack Elam, actor
  In 1922 Madeleine Sherwood, actor
        + Oskar Werner, film actor, director
  In 1923 Linda Christian (in Mexico)
  In 1932 Richard Mulligan, actor
  In 1933 Monica Vitti
  In 1934 Garry Marshall, producer
  In 1938 Jean Seberg (in Marshaltown)
  In 1941 Dack Rambo, actor
  In 1942 Beth Brickell (in Arkansas)
  In 1949 Whoopi Goldberg, comedian, actor
  In 1959 Tracy Scoggins, actor (Lois and Clark)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Didacus, confessor
  In  867 St Nicholas I (the Great), pope (858-67) dies.
  In 1002 English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers.
  In 1775 American Revolutionary forces captured Montreal.
  In 1849 Peter Burnett is elected 1st governor of U.S. state of California.
  In 1875 Harvard-Yale game is first college football contest with uniforms.
  In 1895 First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii.
  In 1909 250 miners die in a fire at St. Paul Mine at Cherry, Ill.
  In 1921 "The Sheik," starring Rudolph Valentino, is released.
  In 1927 The Holland Tunnel, first underwater vehicular tunnel, opened
          between New York and New Jersey.
  In 1937 NBC forms first full sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio.
  In 1940 Walt Disney's "Fantasia" is released.
  In 1941 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean.
  In 1942 Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18.
  In 1955 First live telecast in U.S. from non-contiguous foreign country --
          Havana, Cuba.
  In 1956 Supreme Court struck down segregation of races on public buses.
  In 1969 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network TV news departments of
          bias and distortion.
  In 1970 Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Bangladesh.
        + Vice President Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs."
  In 1971 Mariner 9, first orbit of another planet, first orbit of Mars.
  In 1974 Karen Silkwood killed in a car crash.
  In 1977 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot.
  In 1981 First manned balloon flight across Pacific Ocean ended.
  In 1982 Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when KOed by Ray Mancini.
        + Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, DC.
  In 1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000.
  In 1986 NASA launches space vehicle S-199.
  In 1988 Soviets launch first unmanned Space Shuttle in two-day test.

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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