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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 24


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Interesting things that happened November 24th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1632 Baruch Spinoza, philosopher
  In 1700 Benjamin Spinoza
  In 1713 Father Junipero Serra, who had a mission in California
        + Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist, satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  In 1784 Zachary Taylor (Whig), 12th Pres (Mar 5,1849-July 9,1850)
  In 1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (in France), painter
  In 1868 Scott Joplin, American musician, composer
  In 1877 Alben W. Barkley (D), 35th U.S. vice-president (1949-53)
  In 1888 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
  In 1912 Eric Sevareid, CBS News Correspondent
  In 1921 John V. Lindsay (R-NY-mayor)
  In 1925 William F. Buckley, Jr., right-wing curmudgeon
  In 1930 Dante Lavelli, AAFC, NFL end (Cleveland Browns)
  In 1938 Oscar "Big O" Robertson, basketball player
  In 1947 Dwight Schultz (Baltimore, MD), actor (A-Team, various Star Trek
          venues)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St John of the Cross, confessor, doctor
        + National Day in Zaire
        + Thanksgiving
  In 1759 (???) Destructive eruption of Vesuvius.
  In 1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification.
  In 1874 A patent is granted to Joseph Glidden for barbed wire.
  In 1954 First airplane to be designated "Air Force One" when the US
          President is aboard is christened "Columbine III" by Mamie
          Eisenhower.
  In 1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record).
  In 1963 First and only live murder on TV - Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey
          Oswald.
  In 1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth.
  In 1971 "D. B. Cooper" parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000 and
          passes out of history and into legend (first skyjacker).
  In 1979 Kings' Charley Simmer failed on 8th penalty shot against Islanders.

And remember ...
  International Drum Month
  National Adoption Month
  National Diabetes Month
  National Impotency Month
  National Raisin Bread Month
  National Novel Writing Month
  Thanksgiving Day.

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