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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 25

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Interesting things that happened November 25th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1835 Andrew Carnegie, steel industrialist, library builder
  In 1846 Carry Nation, scourge of barkeepers and drinkers
  In 1881 John XXIII (born Angelo Roncalli near Bergamo, Italy), 261st pope
  In 1896 Virgil Thomson Composer and music critic
  In 1914 Joe DiMaggio, baseball player, Yankee Clipper
  In 1920 Ricardo Montalban, actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II)
  In 1933 Kathryn Grant Crosby (in Houston)
        + Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)
  In 1939 Martin Feldstein, economist
  In 1947 John Larroquette, actor (Night Court, Star Trek III)
  In 1960 Amy Grant
        + John F. Kennedy, Jr.
  In 1966 Stacy Lattislaw
  In 1971 Christina Applegate, actor (Married With Children)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Catherine, patron of maidens, mechanics and philosophers
  In 1758 Britain captures Ft. Duquesne (Pittsburgh, PA).
  In 1783 Britain evacuated New York, their last military position in U.S.
  In 1863 Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee.
  In 1864 Confederate plot to burn New York City fails.
  In 1867 Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.
  In 1884 John B. Meyenberg of St Louis patented evaporated milk.
  In 1885 V.P. Thomas A. Hendricks died at 66, 8 months after taking office.
  In 1920 WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast first football play-by-play.
  In 1933 First Soviet liquid rocket attains altitude of 261 ft.
  In 1948 Fort Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed.
  In 1952 Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opens in London.  At last report,
          it is still running.
  In 1957 President Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke.
  In 1960 First atomic reactor for research and development, Richland, Wa.
  In 1973 Greek Pres George Papadopoulos ousted in a bloodless military coup.
  In 1974 UN Secretary-General U Thant dies in NY of cancer at 65.
  In 1975 Netherlands grants Surinam independence (Natl Day).
  In 1976 O.J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs. Detroit.
  In 1980 Sugar Ray Leonard regains WBC welterweight championship.
  In 1983 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off.
  In 1984 William Schroeder, becomes second to receive Jarvik-7 artificial

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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