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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 14


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Interesting things that happened November 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1708 William Pitt the Elder (Whig), British PM (1756-61, 1766-68)
  In 1765 Robert Fulton, built first commercial steamboat
  In 1776 Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis
  In 1797 Sir Charles Lyell, geologist
  In 1840 Claude Monet, impressionist painter
  In 1861 Frederick Jackson Turner, historian, educator
  In 1889 Jawaharlal Nehru, first Indian PM (1947-64), made fashion statement
  In 1896 Mamie Doud Eisenhower, former First Lady
  In 1900 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring,
          Fanfare for the Common Man)
  In 1904 Marya Mannes, writer
  In 1906 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  In 1908 Harrison E. Salisbury, journalist, writer
  In 1910 Rosemary DeCamp (in Arizona)
  In 1912 Barbara Hutton
  In 1919 Veronica Lake
  In 1921 Brian Keith, actor
  In 1928 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano
  In 1929 McLean Stevenson, actor (TV's M*A*S*H)
  In 1930 Edward H. White II, astronaut (Gemini 4)
  In 1933 Fred Haise, astronaut (Apollo 13)
  In 1935 Don Stewart
        + Hussein I, king of Jordan (1953-1999)
  In 1948 Charles, Prince of Wales

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Josaphat, archbishop of Polotsk, martyr
        + Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
  In 1666 First use of the blood transfusion.
        + Samuel Pepys reports on first blood transfusion (between dogs).
  In 1792 Capt. George Vancouver may have become the first Englishman to enter
          San Francisco Bay.  (Might have been Drake, long before.)
  In 1832 First streetcar, a horsedrawn vehicle called John Mason, debuts in
          New York City.  Fare is 12 cents. Its route was 4th Avenue between
          Prince & 14th Streets.
  In 1851 "Moby Dick", by Herman Melville, is published.
  In 1863 Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee.
        + Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi.
  In 1881 Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for President Garfield's
          assassination.
  In 1889 New York World's Nellie Bly (Liz Cochrane) beats Phileas Fogg's time
          for a trip around the world by 8 days (72 days).
  In 1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation.
  In 1910 First airplane flight from the deck of a ship.
  In 1922 BBC began domestic radio service.
  In 1935 FDR proclaimed Philippine Islands a free commonwealth.
  In 1940 During WW II, German planes destroyed most of Coventry, England.
  In 1943 Bears' Sid Luckman throws 7 TD passes (NFL record).
  In 1959 Kilauea Volcano's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii).
  In 1969 Apollo 12 is launched.
  In 1972 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16).
  In 1973 Britain's Princess Anne marries a commoner, Capt. Mark Phillips.
  In 1977 Egypt Pres Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Cronkite.
  In 1981 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired and working again.
        + Second Space Shuttle Mission, Columbia 2, returns to Earth.
  In 1986 Securities and Exchange Commission imposes a record $100 million
          penalty against inside-trader Ivan Boesky.

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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