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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 19

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Interesting things that happened November 19th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1600 Charles I, king of England (1625-49); later executed by Parliament
  In 1752 George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War
  In 1805 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat, built Suez Canal
  In 1831 James A. Garfield, 20th President (March 4-September 19, 1881)
  In 1888 Jose' Raul Capablanca of Cuba, world chess champion (1921-27)
  In 1905 Tommy Dorsey, band leader
  In 1917 Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister (1966-77, 1980-84)
  In 1919 Alan Young, English actor
  In 1921 Roy Campanella, baseball player
  In 1926 Jeane Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
  In 1933 Larry King, radio talk show host
  In 1936 Dick Cavett, TV talk show host
  In 1938 Ted Turner, broadcasting mogul
  In 1941 Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams)
  In 1942 Calvin Klein, clothes designer
  In 1949 Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore), NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  In 1954 Kathleen Quinlan (in Mill Valley, CA), actor (Twilight Zone)
  In 1956 Glynnis O'Connor (in New York City)
  In 1961 Meg Ryan, actor
  In 1962 Jodie Foster (in Los Angeles, CA), actor (Taxi, Nell, Contact)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Elizabeth, widow
        + Monaco National Day
  In 1493 Christopher Columbus is first European to discover Puerto Rico.
  In 1582 Puerto Rico Discovery Day.
  In 1620 Pilgrims reach Cape Cod on the Mayflower.
  In 1644 First protestant ministry society in New England.
  In 1863 President Lincoln delivers his famous address at Gettysburg, PA.
  In 1895 The pencil is invented.
  In 1903 Carrie Nation attempts to make her celebrated speech in the U.S.
          Senate and later tries to sell replicas of the hatchet.
  In 1915 Union organizer and folk singer Joe Hill is executed by firing squad
          in Utah.  He was convicted of murder on circumstancial evidence.
  In 1919 Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations rejected by U.S. Senate.
  In 1952 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1124 kph (698.5 mph).
  In 1959 Ford cancels the Edsel.
  In 1969 Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on the Moon (Apollo 12).
  In 1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal State Historical
          Landmark Historical Landmark.
  In 1971 Ft. Wilderness opens.
  In 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel.
  In 1978 Rev Jim Jones leads 911 people in suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.

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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