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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 22


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Interesting things that happened November 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1428 Richard Neville, 1st Earl of Warwick, 2nd Earl of Salisbury,
          kingmaker
  In 1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach
  In 1819 Mary Ann Evans (a.k.a. George Eliot) (in England), novelist (Silas
          Marner)
  In 1835 Brig. Gen. Frank C. Armstrong, Cavalry Commander under Forrest
  In 1868 John Nance Garner (D), 32nd VP (1933-41)
  In 1869 Andre Gide, French novelist (Lafcadio's Adventures) (Nobel 1947)
  In 1890 Charles de Gaulle, pres of France (1958-69), general
  In 1898 Wiley Post, American aviator, parachutist
  In 1899 Hoagie Carmichael, American actor, songwriter (Stardust, Lazybones)
  In 1913 Benjamin Britten, English composer
  In 1921 Rodney Dangerfield, comedian
  In 1924 Geraldine Page (in Kirksville, MO), actor (Trip to Bountiful)
  In 1930 Owen K. Garriott, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-9)
  In 1932 Robert Vaughn, actor (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)
  In 1935 Michael Callan, actor
  In 1940 Terry Gilliam, animator, actor (Monty Python's Flying Circus),
          director (Time Bandits, Brazil, Adventures of Baron Munchausen)
  In 1941 Tom Conti, actor
  In 1943 Billie Jean King (in California), tennis pro
  In 1958 Jamie Lee Curtis (in Los Angeles, CA), actor, (Halloween, Trading
          Places), Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh's daughter
  In 1961 Mariel Hemingway (in Ketchum, Idaho), actor (Star 80, Manhattan,
          Personal Best)
  In 1967 Boris Becker, tennis player

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Cecilia, virgin, martyr, patron of music, musicians
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Lebanon
        + National Children's Book Week Begins
  In 1906 International Radio Telegraphic Convention adopts "SOS" as new call
          for help.
  In 1925 Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college.
  In 1932 Pump patented that computes quantity & price is delivered.
  In 1943 Lebanon gains independence from France (National Day).
  In 1944 Arthur S. Eddington dies.
  In 1945 End Jim Benton of Cleveland gains 303 yards (NFL record).
  In 1957 Mickey Mantle beats Ted Williams by 1 vote for MVP.
  In 1963 President John Kennedy assasinated in Dallas, Texas; Lee Harvey
          Oswald is arrested and charged with being the assassin.
        + C. S. Lewis, author of "The Chronicles of Narnia," dies at 64.
  In 1967 UN Security council passes resolution 242, declaring that Israel
          must give back land won in the 6 day war.
  In 1968 Beatles release "The Beatles," their only double album.
  In 1970 The Concorde begins supersonic service between Paris and New York.
  In 1972 Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak.
  In 1974 Lake Buena Vista Club opens.
  In 1980 Mae West dies at age 87.

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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