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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 18


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Interesting things that happened November 18th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1789 Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre, developed a method of photography
  In 1836 Sir W.S. Gilbert, playwright (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame)
  In 1889 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian operatic soprano
  In 1899 Eugene Ormandy, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
  In 1908 Imogene Coca (in Philadelphia, PA), actor (Your Show of Shows, It's
          About Time)
  In 1923 Alan B. Shepard, Jr., first American in space (Freedom 7, Apollo 14)
  In 1926 Dorothy Collins (in Ontario, Canada)
  In 1928 Mickey Mouse, cartoon character, sired by Walt Disney's pen
  In 1929 William "Pete" Knight, X-15 pilot
  In 1939 Brenda Vaccaro (in Brooklyn, NY) actor (Midnight Cowboy)
  In 1942 Linda Evans, actor (Dynasty)
        + Susan Sullivan (in New York City)
  In 1947 Jameson Parker, actor
  In 1953 Kevin Nealon (in Bridgeport, Connecticut), comedian (SNL)
  In 1959 Elizabeth Perkins, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of Dedication of Basilicas of Peter and Paul, Rome
        + Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
        + Oman National Day
  In 1497 Bartolomeu Dias is first European to discover Cape of Good Hope.
  In 1803 Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French.
  In 1820 Antarctica discovered by U.S. Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer.
  In 1883 U.S. and Canada begin the use of standard time zones (standard time
          zones established by the railroads in both countries).
  In 1889 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii.
  In 1894 First Sunday newspaper color comic section published (New York
          World).
  In 1903 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, gives US exclusive canal rights through
          Panama.
  In 1909 U.S. invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya.
  In 1913 Lincoln Deachey performs first airplane loop-the-loop.
  In 1918 Latvia declares independence from Russia.
  In 1928 Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in New York in "Steamboat Willie".
  In 1932 "Flowers and Trees" awarded first Academy Award for a cartoon.
  In 1936 Main span of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge joined.
  In 1943 First ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated.

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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