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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 27


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Interesting things that happened November 27th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1701 Anders Celsius, scientist, invented centigrade temperature scale
  In 1746 Robert Livingston, delivered oath of office to George Washington
  In 1804 Sir Julius Benedict, composer
  In 1809 Fanny Kemble, English actor
  In 1874 Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman
        + Charles A. Beard, American historian
  In 1903 John McNally, a.k.a. Johnny Blood, early NFL halfback
        + Mona Washbourne, actor
  In 1912 David Merrick, Broadway producer
  In 1917 Buffalo Bob Smith, the brains behind Howdy Doody
  In 1921 Alexander Dubcek, head of Czech Communist Party (1968-69)
  In 1932 Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine opposition leader; assassinated
  In 1937 Gail Sheehy, Writer
  In 1941 Bruce Lee, martial artist, actor
        + Eddie Rabbitt, singer
  In 1942 Jimi Hendrix, guitarist
  In 1951 Jayne Kennedy (in Washington, DC)
  In 1957 Caroline Kennedy

Events worth noting:
  In 1095 Pope Urban II preaches first Crusade.
  In 1815 Cracow declared a free republic.
  In 1885 Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made.
  In 1890 First signal box for San Francisco Police Department goes into
          operation.
  In 1895 Alfred Nobel draws up a new will, establishing the Nobel Prizes.
  In 1901 Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
  In 1910 NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal.
  In 1926 The restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins.
  In 1937 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins and Needles" opens on Broadway,
          produced by the ILGWU.
  In 1942 French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to prevent
          them from falling into hands of Nazis.
  In 1945 Gen George C. Marshall named special U.S. envoy to China.
  In 1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his third MVP beating Ted Williams by 1 vote.
  In 1951 First rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM.
  In 1953 Playwright Eugene O'Neill dies in Boston at 65.
  In 1965 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space.
  In 1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41.
  In 1967 Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour."
  In 1970 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass."
        + Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a
          dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
  In 1971 Mars 2, Mars landing.  First crash landing on Mars.
  In 1973 Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as VP.
  In 1978 San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk
          shot by Dan White.
  In 1980 Soyuz T-3 is launched.
  In 1981 Singer-actor Lotte Lenya dies in NY at 83.
  In 1985 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland.
        + Space shuttle Atlantis makes second flight, carries 7 (1 Mexican).

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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