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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 29


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Interesting things that happened November 29th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1803 Christian Doppler, discovered Doppler Effect (color shift)
  In 1811 Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage, antislavery, prison reformer
  In 1818 George Brown (L), Canadian publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (1858)
  In 1832 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women)
  In 1849 Sir Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the diode
  In 1874 Antonio Egas Moniz, Portuguese lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
  In 1876 Nellie Ross (near St. Joseph, Missouri), Wyoming governor
  In 1895 William V.S. Tubman (Whig), 17th Liberian president (1943-70)
  In 1898 Clive Staples Lewis, author (Narnia Chronicles, Screwtape Letters)
  In 1907 Merle Travis, U.S. country singer
  In 1927 Vin Scully, sportscaster
  In 1928 Paul Simon, Democratic Senator from Illinois, pres candidate
  In 1933 David Reuben, physician, writer
        + John Mayall, blues singer
  In 1939 Diane Ladd, actor
  In 1940 Chuck Mangione, jazz musician, composer
  In 1946 Suzy Chaffee, skier
  In 1949 Garry Shandling, comedian
  In 1955 Howie Mandel, actor (St Elsewhere, Walk Like a Man), comedian
  In 1960 Cathy Moriarty, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Saturninus, martyr
        + International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People (UN)
  In 1530 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey adviser to England's King Henry VIII, died.
  In 1847 Indians kill Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla
          Ore
  In 1864 Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians.
  In 1887 U.S. receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii.
  In 1890 First Army-Navy football game.  Score:  Navy 25, Army 0.
  In 1916 U.S. declares martial law in Dominican Republic.
  In 1922 King Tut's Tomb is discovered in Egypt.
  In 1924 Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels.
  In 1929 Richard Byrd and crew flies over the South Pole.
  In 1934 Chicago Bears beat Detroit in first NFL game broadcast nationally.
  In 1944 Albania liberated from Nazi control (National Day).
  In 1945 Yugoslav Republic Day.
  In 1947 U.N. General Assmebly votes to partition Palestine into two states,
          one Jewish and one Arab, with an internationalized Jerusalem.
  In 1951 First underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada.
  In 1952 Pres-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess the war.
  In 1961 Mercury 5 launches a chimp (Enos) to orbit.
  In 1963 Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
        + LBJ sets up Warren comm to investigate assassination of JFK.
  In 1967 US Sec of Def McNamara becomes president of the World Bank.
  In 1971 First Prof Golf Championship at Walt Disney World.
  In 1975 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii.
  In 1976 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with Yankees.
  In 1981 Actor Natalie Wood drowns off Santa Catalina, Calif., at 43.
  In 1986 Cary Grant, dies in Davenport, Iowa, at 82.

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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