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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 23


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Interesting things that happened November 23rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In  912 Otto I (the Great), German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)
  In 1221 Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile and Leon (1252)
  In 1749 Edward Rutledge, Governor of South Carolina, signer of Declaration
          of Independence
  In 1804 Franklin Pierce, 14th President (1853-1857)
  In 1859 Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney), criminal
  In 1860 Karl Branting, Swedish statesman, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
  In 1887 Boris Karloff, actor (Frankenstein, Isle of the Dead)
  In 1930 Vera Miles (in Oklahoma)
        + William Brock, Senator
  In 1933 Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer (Hiroshima Threnody)
  In 1934 Michael Wayne, producer
  In 1935 Vladislav N. Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11)
  In 1939 Susan Anspach, actor
  In 1945 Steve Landesberg, comedian, actor
  In 1952 Francie Larrieu, track runner
  In 1960 Max Caulfield, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Clement I, 4th pope (c 88-c 97), martyr
  In 1852 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30 feet.
  In 1863 Battle of Chattanooga begins.
        + Patent granted for a process of making color photographs.
  In 1889 The first jukebox is installed, at a saloon in San Francisco.
  In 1903 Enrico Caruso makes US debut, in "Rigoletto" at the Metropoliton
          Opera House, NY.
  In 1911 Post Hospital at Presidio renamed Letterman General Hospital.
  In 1948 Lens to provide zoom effects patented (F.G. Back).
  In 1963 Premiere of "Dr. Who" on BBC.
  In 1969 First tv news conference from outer space, on Apollo 12.
  In 1977 Earthquake in Argentina (8.2 on the Richter scale, 100 dead).
  In 1979 Merle Oberon dies at age 68.
  In 1980 Earthquakes kill 4800 in Italy.

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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