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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 16


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Interesting things that happened November 16th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1766 Rodolphe Kreutzer, French composer, virtuoso violinist
  In 1873 William Handy, blues musician, established the popularity of the
          blues in band music
  In 1895 Paul Hindemith (in Germany), composer
  In 1896 Jim Jordan, radio comic (Fibber McGee of Fibber McGee and Molly)
  In 1901 George H. Gallup, pollster (what's your opinion?)
  In 1908 Burgess Meredith, actor (Batman, Rocky)
  In 1942 Donna McKechnie (in Pontiac, Michigan)
  In 1945 Martine van Hamel, Belgian ballerina
  In 1967 Lisa Bonet (in San Francisco, CA), actor (Cosby Show)
  In 1971 Donald Wolf, computer game creator

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Gertrude, virgin
        + Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
  In 1532 Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa.
  In 1841 N.E. Guerin of New York receives a patent for his cork-filled life
          preserver.
  In 1894 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan.
  In 1907 Oklahoma becomes the 46th state.
  In 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ending a 31-game
          undefeated streak (NFL and major-league football record).
  In 1926 New York Rangers play their first game.
  In 1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
  In 1940 Nazis turn Warsaw Ghetto into an walled district.
  In 1950 The United Nations gets approval from the U.S. government for
          issuing postage stamps.
  In 1955 First speed-boat to exceed 200 miles per hour (D.M. Campbell,
          pilot).
  In 1965 First public announcement about Walt Disney World.
        + Venera 3 launched.  (Later, the first man-made object to land on
          another planet when it crashed into Venus.)
  In 1966 Dr. Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail.
  In 1973 Skylab 4 and its crew are launched into earth orbit (The final
          Skylab mission).
  In 1974 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope
          towards M41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away.
  In 1982 Fifth Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 5 returns to Earth.
  In 1984 Fourteenth Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 2 returns to Earth.

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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